Dental Abscess

Empiric Antibiotic Options

Penicillin V 8.5-16.5 mg/kg PO TID

PLUS

  • If spread beyond local tooth

  • If liquid needed: Metronidazole benzoate 16 mg/kg PO TID

OR

Additional Information

Beta-lactams

  • Penicillins

  • Cephalosporin

  • Carbapenems

Severe Delayed Reactions

  • Stevens-johnson syndrome

  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis

  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms