Dr. Navakoti Prasad, Dr. Devarakonda Visalakshi, Dr. S. M. Chaitan, Dr. S. Raghavendra Prasad, Dr. L. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Dr. Karanam Anil Kumar
Antibiotic prescription after simple extraction of tooth has remained a controversial topic amongst dental fraternity owing to the fact that antibiotic resistance is becoming a serious public health and patient safety issue. A prospective clinical trial was undertaken to assess the rationale behind antibiotic use after simple extractions in minimizing post extraction pain and discomfort. Materials and methods: All the patients undergoing simple extractions were categorized into two groups: Group 1: patients receiving antibiotics postoperatively, Group 2: patients not receiving antibiotics postextraction. The patients were evaluated upto 6 postextraction days for signs of infection and dry socket. Results: 4 patients (1.2%) reported with infection of the extraction socket in nonantibiotic group, whereas 1 (0.3%) case of infection was found in the antibiotic group. Dry socket was seen in 29 (8.8%) patients, 16 (4.8%) in the antibiotic group and 13 (3.9%) in the nonantibiotic group. Conclusion: The results of the present study do not significantly justify the use of antibiotics following extractions.
Dr. Navakoti Prasad, Dr. Devarakonda Visalakshi, Dr. S. M. Chaitan, Dr. S. Raghavendra Prasad, Dr. L. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Dr. Karanam Anil Kumar (2019); Rationale of Antibiotic Usage in Simple Exodontia – a Prospective Study; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.08.2019.p9238