Specialist Questions

Category: Antiobiotic Use

I would like some information on which type of antibiotics are best used for tooth infections and how you go about making the decision on what to use when.

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted October 27, 2013

Over prescribing of antibiotics is a growing concern and their use should not be initiated if the infection is contained within the pulp tissue and the patient does not exhibit systemic signs of infection (fever and facial swelling).

Are Antibiotics Required for Routine Dental Work?

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 19, 2013

Long thought to be a necessity, the need for the use of antibiotics for routine dental procedures in persons with joint replacements is no longer recommended.