What should you consider as a first line of choice in dental infections?
Judicious use of antibiotics along with appropriate dental therapy forms the backbone of successful dental treatment. Mainly indicated when clinical signs or chances of infection are evident, antibiotics have revolutionized the way dentists approach orofacial infections today.
The era of antibiotics started with the discovery of Penicillin. In dental practice, the most commonly used derivatives of penicillin are amoxicillin (1,2,3,4). Extensively documented as the first-line drug for orofacial infections(5,6), this drug, alone as well in combinations, continues to hold its position in modern dental treatment.