viernes, 7 de octubre de 2022

Appropriate use of antibiotics in pediatric dentistry


Antibiotics are used worldwide for the effective control of infectious processes, and are widely used in pediatric dentistry today. The prescription of antibiotics must be responsible to avoid bacterial resistance.

A high incidence of secondary effects and adverse reactions has been documented due to the excessive and unjustified use of antibiotics in pediatric dentistry. It is important that the pediatric dentist performs a complete clinical history and knows the antibiotic that is going to be prescribed.


We share the study that was carried out with the objective of determining the misuse and consequences of the imprudent prescription of antibiotics in pediatric dentistry.


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Aidasani B, Solanki M, Khetarpal S, Ravi Pratap S. Antibiotics: their use and misuse in paediatric dentistry. A systematic review. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2019 Jun;20(2):133-138.

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