If you had an infection in your mouth at the time of surgery or if you required extensive surgery, you may be advised to take antibiotics.  It is important that you follow the dosage directions of the medication prescribed.  Should you develop an allergic reaction to the antibiotic (skin rash, swelling or difficulty breathing) STOP taking the medication and contact the practice for advise, or go to your local Accident & Emergency if the reaction is severe.  Some antibiotics can cause gastric symptoms as a side effect.

Please note that some antibiotics can interfere with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) that prevent pregnancy.