Drugs Taken Before And After Tooth Extraction?
Malem. R nThe last few months I went back and forth to the dentist because I wanted to have a tooth filled but it was still the process of numbing the nerves of the tooth. Yesterday I controlled it again, and I happened to have a remaining baby tooth near the tooth that wanted to be filled, and just yesterday it was pulled because of the word the doctor could be the cause of the toothache from the remaining milk teeth. and yesterday I told the doctor again that I wanted to remove the tooth (unlike the tooth I wanted to fill), because recently the teeth (molars) were porous and had become big holes. said the doctor I took the medicine first, but the medicine was taken when I was just about to approach control again, the doctor said I was told to come back again in about 3-4 weeks. but when I was given the medicine I forgot to ask which one was taken before the control again. I was given 2 drugs, amoxicillin and dexamethasone. he said dexamethasone is a medicine for inflammation. but I don’t understand, inflammation before I wanted to pull out the tooth or inflammation because I pulled out the milk tooth. r nSo. love.
Hello Iklima Casa,
Before the tooth extraction is carried out, the dentist will provide premedication or initial treatment with antibiotics and analgesic drugs which aim to overcome the infection and reduce pain. This is intended because teeth that still have pain if premedication are not carried out first can become a source of spread of infection, risk of bleeding, and anesthetic substances that may not work optimally so that the tooth extraction process will feel more painful later.
In this case the drugs given which are antibiotics are amoxicillin and dexametasone which are corticosteroid drugs which are intended to reduce inflammation or inflammation that occurs. If needed, pain relievers such as paracetamol can be added.
If in doubt, you should again consult the dentist who treats you about the premedication that will be given before the action is taken so that it is more accurate both the type of drug and also the rules of use and how long the premedication needs to be done.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.