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Are there alternative treatments for a bacterial oral infection?

No, alternative treatments typically are not helpful for bacterial oral infections. With bacterial oral infections such as strep throat or scarlet fever, treatment requires antibiotics. Periodontitis (another cause of bacterial oral infections) treatment may require antibiotics or even surgery.

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