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Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Antibiotic dosages and abuse in dentistry


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Author Details : Aditi Sharma, Akshat Sachdeva, Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 44-47


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Abstract

Dental health care professionals prescribe antimicrobial agents for conditions both therapeutically and prophylactically. These antimicrobials are given prophylactically before dental procedures, during treatments, after treatment or as the only form of treatment. Many patients going through the hardship of dental pain visit the dentist only to get a prescription for the same which is very often inclusive of an antimicrobial agent without getting any treatment done. In developing countries like India, where law regarding the prescription of antimicrobials is not very strong or is not strongly implemented, people just visit a neighborhood pharmaceutical store to purchase medicines over the counter for dental pain, which again includes antimicrobial agents. This cycle is repeated numerous times before the person finally decides to get definitive dental treatment done.
The present article focuses on Antibiotic usages & abuses in dental practice.

Keywords: Antibiotic, Dentistry, Abuse

Doi : 10.18231/2393-9087.2018.0011

How to cite : Sharma A, Sachdeva A, Bhateja S, Arora G, Antibiotic dosages and abuse in dentistry. Indian J Pharm Pharmacol 2018;5(2):44-47

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