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I have periodontitis and will be operated in a month but I…

I have periodontitis and...

I have periodontitis and will be operated in a month but I now have an infection with obvious swelling. Can I take Pro Ciprofloxacin 500mg? My dentist's office is closed today and I have these antibiotics on hand.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

48 hrs. No injuries, good health.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?

Nothing relevant. Upper left molar, second from back is the one causing issues. I have a bridge on the upper right side because my tooth cracked.

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Dr. Behere
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Hello,

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

Yes, you can take Cipro , but for how long? Since your surgery is in a months time, you cant take it for an entire month. Twice a day, 4-5 days a the most.

Please visit the dental office as soon as it reopens so that the dentist can take a look and maybe move the surgery date ahead.

Hope this answers your question. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

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