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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

FUENTES, Ramón; WEBER, Benjamín; FLORES, Tania  and  OPORTO, Gonzalo. Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Dental Implants: Literature Review. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2010, vol.4, n.1, pp.5-8. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2010000100001.

Today implantology has become an excellent alternative to the loss or absence of teeth. Any invasive surgical procedure provides a bacteremia in a limited number of bacterial species are commonly involved in post-operative infections. For this reason, it seems to follow prevailing define protocols regarding the proper use of prophylactic antibiotics, currently, much of what is decided, not based on scientific evidence, but anecdotal statements from each of the professionals who perform them.

Keywords : antibiotic prophylaxis; dental implants; bacteremia; antbiotics; postoperative complications.

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