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Can I take antibiotics for an oral infection if I'm pregnant?

Your dentist may need to use or prescribe medication as part of your treatment. Some medications are considered safe for limited use during pregnancy and some should not be used at all. For example, if you develop an infection, your dentist might prescribe penicillin or amoxicillin. However, pregnant women should not be treated with tetracycline because it can stain the fetus' developing teeth. Your dentist or physician can talk with you about medications that are safe to use during pregnancy.

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