Dental Abscess

Empiric Antibiotic Options

Penicillin V 8.5 to 16.5 mg/kg PO TID

PLUS

*If spread beyond local tooth

*If liquid needed - Metronidazole benzoate 16 mg/kg PO TID

*Avoid all beta-lactams antibiotics (ie cephalosporins, carbapenems) if anaphylaxis to penicillin