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What medications are used after a dental emergency?

After a dental emergency, you may be given a prescription for antibiotics. Common antibiotics include penicillin, amoxicillin, or cephalexin. If you're allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins, your dentist may give you a macrolide antibiotic, such as erythromycin. Follow the directions exactly, and always finish your antibiotic course, whether it is for 2 days or 20 days. Not finishing might lead to an infection.

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