Why Your Dentist Might Not Prescribe Antibiotics

Why Your Dentist Might Not Prescribe Antibiotics

Antibiotics may not help many common dental conditions, like a toothache. In fact, your dentist may suggest other treatments that will work better to reduce your symptoms. Here’s why your dentist might not prescribe antibiotics and how you can help keep antibiotics strong.

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