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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 548  

Antibiotics and periodontal surgery


Department of Periodontology, FODS, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication10-Oct-2014

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Shilpa Trivedi
Department of Periodontology, FODS, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.142435

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Sir,

I read with interest article entitled "evaluation of the role of antibiotics in preventing postoperative complications after routine periodontal surgery: A comparative clinical study" authored by Dr. Mohan et al. [1] in the March-April 2014 issue of Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology.

The authors have suggested that antibiotic administration is not required after routine periodontal surgery which is quite appreciable. Similar findings were reported by Powell et al. [2] who suggested that there may be no benefit in prescribing antibiotics for the sole purpose of preventing postoperative infections. Abu-Ta'a et al. [3] have speculated that antibiotic use may not be effective in preventing postoperative infections in aseptic conditions, but they significantly reduce the postoperative discomfort.

In spite of knowing the effects of indiscriminate prescription of antibiotics, we periodontists are prescribing it on a day to day basis to our patients. This practice cannot be considered totally wrong as strict asepsis in an Indian setting may be possible for a clinical study, but attaining it in every patient is a goal we dream to achieve. However, an antibiotic regimen regarding which antibiotic should be preferred where required and the duration of the prescription is the need of the hour to prevent the overuse of these life-saving drugs.



 
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1.Mohan RR, Doraswamy DC, Hussain AM, Gundannavar G, Subbaiah SK, Jayaprakash D. Evaluation of the role of antibiotics in preventing postoperative complication after routine periodontal surgery: A comparative clinical study. J Ind Soc Periodontol 2014;18:205-12.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Powell CA, Mealey BL, Deas DE, McDonnell HT, Moritz AJ. Post-surgical infections: prevalence associated with various periodontal surgical procedures. J Periodontol 2005;76:329-33.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Abu-Ta'a M, Quirynen M, Teughels W, van Steenberghe D. Asepsis during periodontal surgery involving oral implants and the usefulness of peri-operative antibiotics: a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol 2008;35:58-63.  Back to cited text no. 3
    



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