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I am having a tooth which has root canals in it extracted in a few days. My crown came off and when x ray revealed chronic infection under the gum this was suggested. The dentist is not putting me to sleep, and I am wondering should I be taking an antibiotic before the extraction, having a chronic infection?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?

I saw the dentist this past Tuesday. I am scheduled for the extraction next Tues. morn. My gums around this tooth tonight look a little puffy and lack color. Kind of white

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

No heart problems up until this I have been in good health. I am not on any medications. No alcohol or drugs.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago

No, generally the extraction will get rid of the infection, taking antibiotics would only increase your chance of resistance.

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