Rational antibiotic therapy in the dental office: Practical guidelines for decision-making

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Abstract

Although most dental and periodontal diseases are caused by bacteria, the usual therapy is mechanical/surgical rather than antimicrobial medications. However, sometimes antibiotic administration may be necessary in addition to or as an alternative to the surgical/mechanical treatment. Many studies have shown that the misuse of antibiotics by dentists may be mostly attributed to unnecessity or inefficient regimen, and could contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics. The article presents practical guidelines to the administration of antibiotics in the dental office.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)50-7, 81
JournalRefuat Hapeh Vehashinayim
Volume33
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

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