Do you need antibiotics from the dentist? Maybe not. Taking too many antibiotics can actually make their future use less effective, in addition to causing adverse health effects. It’s better to use them only when they are truly needed.
Instead of taking antibiotics to reduce swelling caused by a dental condition, for example, often applying ice will work just as well. Following treatment like oral surgery, Dr. Rick Barfield will ensure you understand the best way to care for yourself during your recovery.