Journal article

Oral Antibiotic for Empirical Management of Acute Dentoalveolar Infections-A Systematic Review

Leanne Teoh, Monique C Cheung, Stuart Dashper, Rodney James, Michael J McCullough

ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2021


Concerns regarding increasing antibiotic resistance raise the question of the most appropriate oral antibiotic for empirical therapy in dentistry. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the antibiotic choices and regimens used to manage acute dentoalveolar infections and their clinical outcomes. A systematic review was undertaken across three databases. Two authors independently screened and quality-assessed the included studies and extracted the antibiotic regimens used and the clinical outcomes. Searches identified 2994 studies, and after screening and quality assessment, 8 studies were included. In addition to incision and drainage, the antibiotics used to manage dentoalveol..

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Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (no. 241616) (LT).