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Can a Dentist Prescribe Medication?

Like a medical doctor, dentists may prescribe certain medications as they pertain to a number of conditions and procedures. At Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, we may prescribe medications that help with pain and discomfort from oral surgeries or other operations that result in some level of pain, as well as medications that fight gingivitis, plaque, and numerous other conditions.

Pain Management

Many pain medications can be bought over the counter at your neighborhood drugstore or supermarket, but in the event that a patient undergoes surgery or other procedures involving discomfort, it may become necessary to take stronger pain medications. In instances such as these, we may prescribe a medication that effectively neutralizes severe pain and discomfort resulting from dental procedures, particularly oral surgeries.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Like pain medications, many anti-inflammatory medications can be bought over the counter. However, severe cases may necessitate the use of prescription anti-inflammatory medications. Corticosteroids are the most common anti-inflammatory medications but over-the-counter medications are often the go-to choice for dentists and patients.

Antibiotics and Antifungals

For people with certain health situations, such as people who have our contact page.