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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Use of antibiotics in Pediatric Dentistry: Not a child's play

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Author Details : Samisha Narang, Manbir Singh Khurana

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 109-111

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Antibiotics are commonly used in dentistry for prophylactic as well as for therapeutic purposes. Most often antibiotics are used in unwarranted situations, which may give rise to resistant bacterial strains. Dentists want to make their patients well and to prevent unpleasant complications. These desires, coupled with the belief that many oral problems are infectious, stimulate the prescribing of antibiotics. Good knowledge about the indications of antibiotics is the need of the hour in prescribing antibiotics for dental conditions.

Keywords: Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Paediatric Antibiotics.

How to cite : Narang S, Khurana M S, Use of antibiotics in Pediatric Dentistry: Not a child's play. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2017;2(4):109-111

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