Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Hello. Sometimes dental infections are painful and pain releif / temperature reductions make a much more immediate difference to a patient's appearance than an antibiotic, which can take a few days. There are several antibiotics that can be used to treat dental infection in a dog and they include enrofloxacin (marketed as Baytril), although this is one of the 'heavy guns'. If you are ever concerned about a vets antibiotic use, it is always good to ask them about it. Good questions include: what response are you expecting over what time period? When do you want to see us back? And, if you are interested, 'What made you choose X antibiotic as opposed to antibiotic Y?' I hope that something there helps.