Oral hygiene is a seriously neglected aspect in terms of health, 70% of Indian population is unaware of oral health and hygiene that has led to serious complications in them. Dental infections are commonly present with symptoms of pain, fever, and swelling. Surgical and endodontic treatments are the early management of infected teeth, followed by antibiotic therapy. To reduce the complications of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions especially bacterial resistance, comprehensive guidelines should be established.
Comprehensive antimicrobial prescribing guidance should be established for dental professionals, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Dentistry. Dental caries, pulpal necrosis, trauma, and periodontal diseases can result in dental infections which could have severe consequences that affect both soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Some alternative methods also exist for treating infection such as low-level laser therapy and photodynamic therapy.
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