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Antibiotics and dental implants

antibiotics and dental implants

Should you pre-med with antibiotics before dental implant surgery? Whether to use prophylactic antibiotics before dental implant or dental implants are placed is controversial and you will find many different opinions. What does the research say about antibiotic use for dental implant placement? Meta-analysis COIR 2015 Lund 2% less implants lost but no benefit for […]

Dental antibiotics – When to use what

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Dental antibiotics – When to use what Dental antibiotics vary from procedure to procedure and from dentist to dentist. Cephalosporins don’t offer any advantage over penicillin V unless the patient is in the hospital. Cephalosporins are effective against S aureus, an organism responsible for many secondary infections that patients acquire in hospitals. For penicillin-allergic patients, […]

Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile or C. diff in dentistry Clostridium difficile or C. diff is spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria that cause irritation of colon and sever diarrhea.  CDC believes 15-25% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to the exotoxins of this bacteria. What are the most likely causes from dentistry? Overuse or bad luck with the wrong antibiotic at the […]