Appropriate antibiotic prescribing for the general dentist

Gen Dent. Nov-Dec 2009;57(6):626-34; quiz 635-6, 595, 680.

Abstract

While it is important for dental providers to keep current with published antibiotic guidelines (which may represent standards of care), there remains some controversy as to the evidence base for the efficacy of these recommendations. When antibiotics are indicated, their appropriate prescription remains an important challenge for dental and medical professionals alike.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amoxicillin / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis / methods
  • Clindamycin / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • General Practice, Dental*
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Metronidazole / administration & dosage
  • Penicillin V / administration & dosage
  • Periapical Periodontitis / therapy
  • Root Canal Therapy

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Metronidazole
  • Clindamycin
  • Amoxicillin
  • Penicillin V