With any surgical procedure, there is chance of feeling some discomfort. The pain tolerance of a particular individual will determine how they will react during and after a procedure. In any case, pain medication is usually offered beforehand in order to mitigate the amount of discomfort a patient might feel during a procedure. Afterward, to speed up the healing process antibiotics may be prescribed as well.
The use of antibiotics in the dental industry has always been a debatable topic. “Dentists in B.C. are increasingly prescribing more and stronger types antibiotics — sparking concerns that the pattern could increase superbugs and the risks of diseases spreading. Dentists are also the second biggest prescribers of antibiotics, making up 11.3% of all prescriptions. A small survey of dentists suggested that antibiotics may be being prescribed to some of the youngest and oldest patients — specifically, people older 60 receiving dental implants and young people having their wisdom teeth removed.
The other suggestion could be that patients with tight budgets might be choosing antibiotics over more invasive and expensive treatment options.”
What is prescribed and why it’s prescribed is always in direct correlation with the procedure that is being conducted. Your Ottawa dentist will work closely with you to ensure that your dental procedures are conducted in the safest and most effective manner. Anything prescribed for pain is only to improve comfort levels, reduce the risk of any infection and speed up the healing process.