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Can I use Bactrim or Cephalexin for a gum infection cased by

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Can I use Bactrim or Cephalexin for a gum infection cased by an abrasion flossing?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Mitch replied 5 years ago.
Hi, I will be happy to answer your question.

Bactrim is a sulfa antibiotic and is not indicated for treating a dental infection. Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic and can be used to treat a dental infection, although Amoxicillin is the drug of choice for dental infections if you are not allergic to the ingredients.

It would be prudent to see a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your problem as other treatment may be needed.

I hope this helps
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