These are perfectly normal dosages.
It is routine to give antibiotics for any tooth extraction because despite his overall health, if he were to get an infection it could be very dangerous.
Dental infections can easily spread into the skull base and into the brain
so there should be no messing around with waiting to see how things go.
OK, that's scaring me now.
Haha, well he is on antibiotics so he should be fine
Exactly, that is why they give antibiotics
it is easier to give them and people not have needed them than to deal with some pretty hard consequences
If he got an infection it would spread along the bone right away and bone-associated infections are very hard to eradicate
I found several websites saying that one _doesn't_ routinely offer antibiotics after a dental extraction. A few years ago, I had a tooth extracted, with a chronic abscess, and I wasn't prescribed anything. I'm surprised how strong your reaction is.
Here in the us it is common to have antibiotics.
We don't give them as prophylaxis to people having dental work done if they have heart problems (we used to do that)
but after a surgical procedure of extraction you do not want an infection.
If a dentist didn't give me antibiotics I'd wonder why the heck they didn't.
you do have varying reports online about it, and even some papers debating it
whether it is needed or not
Is it worry about the original infection spreading, or a new infection arising from the procedure?
if he had fractured the tooth and it got infected or happening after the procedure
OK, thanks. Your position on this debate seems clear-cut. I guess taking antibiotics is in his best interests now, and the argument against is more to do with the long-term?
I'd prescribe atibiotics for certain
yes. there would be short term antibiotics only
Did I answer your question?