Antibiotics are generally indicated in the case of infection control. In the oral cavity, are indicated in infections where dental procedures were performed without achieving the expected result; postoperative surgical procedures; or preoperatively in patients susceptible to opportunistic infections. Indication antibiotic should be performed only by the dentist after adequate evaluation.
What is the risk of the patient?
Several adverse reactions and side effects may be observed, including gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), hypersensitivity (allergic reactions), renal and hepatic toxicity, rash and ulcers in the mouth. There are still possible drug interactions, for example, interaction with alcohol.
What are the risks collective society?
Currently, some types of antibiotics already have their effect wore the bacteria themselves. This process is known as bacterial resistance is caused by a selection of microorganisms resistant to the antibiotics used. So, avoid indiscriminate use of antibiotics and the latest generation of antimicrobials should be limited to treatment of infections caused by multi -resistant organisms.
In case of oral or dental infection, what to do?
Note, again, the importance of consulting the dentist. This professional is competent and able to assess the situation, selecting only form of treatment for each case. A visit to the dentist prevents self- medication and avoids more serious consequences.