Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry

Antibiotics are a powerful adjunct to be utilized with other clinical treatment and should not be solely relied on to treat dental infections.

The overuse of antibiotics in the pre and post treatment of dentistry is widespread and contributing to the creation of antibiotic resistant superbugs. As a result, it is advised that the clinician have a proper diagnosis of the patient’s problem and prescribe a narrow spectrum antibiotic to address the condition. Conditions that warrant antibiotic treatment include:

  • Oral infections with elevated body temperatures

  • Evidence the infection has spread systemically

  • Facial cellulitis and/or dysphagia

  • Periodontal abscess

  • Acute periodontal infection where drainage is impossible

  • ANUG

  • Sinusitis

  • Pericoronitis

Read more: http://www.zakdental.com/antibiotics-indication-dentistry/

 

Author: admin

Share This Post On

Sign up to get a Complimentary Cleaning

We know that you have many options when choosing dental care for you and your family.

To prove to you that Dr. Zak Family Dentistry is right for you, we invite you to experience our dental care first hand by receiving your first Prophylaxis Dental Cleaning (ADA Code D1110) on us.

FREE OF CHARGE TO YOU!

Thank you for signing up!