Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 10 - 2021
Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dentistry against Infective Endocarditis
Bashar Helail1* and Othman Affan Fahdawi2
1Postgraduate Diploma, Bristol, England, UK
2University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
*Corresponding Author: Bashar Helail, Postgraduate Diploma, Bristol, England, UK.
Received: July 29, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021


Introduction: Bacteria that may be found in tooth plaque may multiply in tremendous amounts such that they can cause gingivitis (gum infection and bleeding). When gums bleed, there are probabilities that bacteria can enter the bloodstream and infect other body parts. Endocarditis affects the inner lining of the heart. Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis is recommended in dental procedures to ensure that dental infections are not implicated in infections in other parts of the body, especially the heart. Dental professionals are conversant with the application of antibiotic prophylaxis as a potent remedy in the control of dental disorders, especially those that cause bleeding in the mouth (Kobayashi, 2019). However, it is vital to note some dentists get confused regarding the nature of and indications for antibiotic prophylaxis. Certain situations require expert opinion to prevent the occurrence of harmful effects when an infection occurs [1]. The onset of microbial endocarditis, the pathogenesis, symptoms and outcomes, epidemiological analyses, and recommendations on the treatment using different antimicrobial agents are pertinent facts to this paper. Moreover, the implementation of antimicrobial treatment against infective endocarditis is a process that requires attentive care because of the side-effect profiles of certain antibiotics on patients [2].

Objective: To examine carefully the prophylactic antibiotics to prevent endocarditis associated with dental procedures.

Methods: Different papers are analyzed.

Conclusion: Engage weaker antimicrobial agents before using the stronger ones. That ensures that the problem of resistance to antibiotics is eliminated.

Keywords: Antibiotic Prophylaxis; Dentistry; Infective Endocarditis


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Citation: Bashar Helail and Othman Affan Fahdawi. “Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dentistry against Infective Endocarditis”. EC Dental Science 20.10 (2021): 50-61.

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