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 […]
Antibiotic dosage in dentistry for prophylaxis For joints For heart and everything else Here is a great list of antibiotics available. If someone is allergic to both penicillin and clindamycin you should probably have them ask their MD what they should take, then just use that.
Dental antibiotics – When to use what 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, the antibiotic of choice is clindamycin. If allergic to both then see […]
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 […]
Life expectancy of those born in US in 1900 = 47 2005 = 78 Infant mortality rate (<1 year) in US 100/1000 live births 2006 = 6.7/1000 live births Vaccines and antibiotics are the major reason these numbers have seen such truly radical changes. Reference Bryan Bauer DDS 630-665-5550