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21 December 2017

Antibiotics linked to superbug

Recent studies suggest that antibiotics used for dental procedures could cause a superbug infection. Also known as Clostridium difficile, the infection causes severe diarrhea.

Key takeaways:

– Research shows that dentists may prescribe antibiotics even when it is not medically necessary.

– Antibiotics should be used in treating dental abscesses, preventing infections in people with heart disease, and right before a dental procedure.

Please consult your dentist before taking antibiotics, to confirm whether it is necessary

Read more here:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-10-antibiotics-dental-procedures-linked-superbug.html

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