Displaced Tooth Medication

Updated: Dec 29, 2020
  • Author: Lynnus F Peng, MD; Chief Editor: Anil P Punjabi, MD, DDS  more...
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Medication Summary

Antibiotics are not truly indicated for displacement unless clinical signs of infection are present. Analgesics are indicated for pain relief.



Class Summary

Therapy must cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting.

Penicillin VK (Veetids, Beepen-VK, Betapen-VK)

Inhibits biosynthesis of cell wall mucopeptide and is effective during active replication. Inadequate concentrations may produce only bacteriostatic effects.

Erythromycin (EES, E-Mycin, Ery-Tab)

Alternative for patients who are allergic to penicillin. Due to possible GI irritation, advise patients to take with food/milk if GI upset noted.

Inhibits RNA-dependent protein synthesis possibly by stimulating the dissociation of peptidyl tRNA from ribosomes. Inhibits bacterial replication.

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox)

Interferes with synthesis of cell wall mucopeptide during active replication, resulting in a bactericidal activity against susceptible bacteria.



Class Summary

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, promote pulmonary toilet, and have sedating properties that benefit patients who have sustained trauma.

Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet)

Drug combination indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. DOC for patients who are hypersensitive to aspirin.

Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen (Vicodin ES)

Drug combination indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain.