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Chapter-48 Antibiotic Prophylaxis

BOOK TITLE: Review of Endodontics and Operative Dentistry

Author
1. Garg Nisha
2. Garg Amit
ISBN
9788184483864
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10735_48
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
1
Author Affiliations
1. Ex-Resident, Government Dental College, Patiala, Presently at, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Government Dental College, Patiala, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab, India, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
2. Government Dental College, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab, India, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Antibiotics are substances which are produced by micro-organisms, suppress or kill other microorganisms at very low concentrations. These drugs attack cell structure and metabolic pathways of bacteria but not the human cells. Antibiotic prophylaxis recommended for cases of dental extraction, periodontal surgery, scaling and root planning, implant placement, etc. in cases of prosthetic heart valve, rheumatic heart disease, previous bacterial endocarditis, bypass graft surgery, etc.

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