Antibiotics are prescribed by dentists in various dental procedures. They are used both in therapeutic and prophylactic managements. Since oral infections are multi-microbial in origin involving gram-negative, gram-positive, facultative anaerobes, and obligate anaerobic bacteria, antibiotics serve as first line of treatment in inhibiting the growth of disease causing organisms. But reckless prescription of antibiotics has resulted in resistance, posing a serious health threat worldwide. Modifying this practice of over prescription in dentistry could significantly reduce the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and dental practitioners must show great restraint and responsibility in adhering to the same.
Aim: The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis and justification for use following simple extractions
Objective: The objective of this study was to develop a protocol for prescribing antibiotics for dental extraction procedure.