Dentists will typically only recommend antibiotics for tooth infections. However, not all infected teeth require antibiotics. In some cases, a dentist may be able to drain the infected area, remove the infected tooth, or perform a root canal to fix the issue.
Dentists tend to avoid recommending antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary, such as when the infection is severe or spreading, or if a person has a weakened immune system. Click on the article (or link) below from the American Dental Association to learn more about antibiotics and when they are necessary. And remember, it’s important to talk to your dentist or physician about your symptoms.