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To Medicate or Not?
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DreamRedux
October 3, 2007, 4:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Scenario:  I need a root canal.  The dentist filled a large, deep cavity yesterday, and I have an appointment next Tuesday to start on the wonderfully thrilling procedure (smell the sarcasm).

He gave me a prescription for amoxicillin just in case I get an infection between now and next Tuesday.

Question:  Should I take it, just in case?  Or should I wait until I experience pain?  

My dentist was rather waffly with the its up to you response.  

(Side note:  Im going on a trip from Friday and returning Monday, which means traveling stress, even though its meant to be a fun trip.)

I only hesitate to take them if I really dont need to because of the side effects sometimes associated with antibiotics (i.e. destruction of friendly flora and accompanying unpleasant symptoms).


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Well in that case, Id wait until I needed them, if it was me . Must be ok if he said its up to you. Think youre spot on about the `friendly flora`  



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My father would take asprin before he went work "in case he had a headache". He wouldn't understand it didn't work like that.

IMO if it was necessary to take the tablets before pain started, the dentist would have made it clear. It sounds as though you'd be OK to wait until you need to take them. (I doubt the friendly fauna will object if it's only once in a while)

When I got antibiotics from the dentist, I was told it was important to avoid alcohol with them.


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mnnn did some one start to talk about the dentist  


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Ive got an appointment for 16th..... and Im bricking it already. Keep telling myself its never as bad as I always imagine .  

Have you decided what to do yet Dream??? ( OMG, theres a dentist banner above this post)    



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Quoted from omj
When I got antibiotics from the dentist, I was told it was important to avoid alcohol with them.

Avoiding alcohol won't be a problem - I'm intolerant anyway.  I skip happy and go straight to hangover!  

Since the appointment is only next week, I think I'm going to try to avoid taking 'em.  I'm afraid that I'd have to take the whole course (a 9-day supply).

This will be my first-ever root canal!  


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Across the table with you, my ideal friend.

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Hope it's not as bad as it sounds...  


Onwards and upwards...
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Me too . . ..

Thanks for the input, guys.  

I'll let you know how it goes.  


~ Lorraine

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Sorry missed out on the general bit, but will be thinking of you, and hope that all goes well  


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A bit late, but my opinion is hang on. Only my opinion tho!
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