Uses and Misuses of Antibiotic in Dental Practice. A review.
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
2020, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 195-204
AbstractDental antibiotics are commonly used & abused drugs. In dentistry, antibiotic prescriptions are either therapeutic or prophylactic. They are effective against infections owing to their selective toxicity; that is, they can hurt or eradicate microorganism with no harm on the host cells. Much attention has been focused on eliminating the misuse of antibiotics since though appropriate selection of antimicrobial agent & having good knowledge about the susceptibility of the microorganism to a specific antibiotic, the position of the infection & factors related to patients . Full underst&ing of the dentist responsibility in this global health issue needs to identify the causes of the antibiotics usage in dentistry. This study highlights strategy of antibiotic prescription, recognize aspects attributed to the uses & misuses of them by dental patients, & providing insights into the significance of antibiotic indications in the dental field, & promote dental practitioners to review their prescriptions of antibiotics.
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