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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44553

Recent Antibiotic Preference among Dentists

Sahar Mahmoud Mushtaha, Abdullah Talab Al-titi


Dentistry has a limited justification for the use of systemic antibiotics because the majority of periodontal and other dental illnesses are best handled by invasive surgery and health behaviors. Antibiotics are administered by the dentist for both treatments and infection prevention. Antibiotics are being overused for clinical diseases that are not recommended amongst dentistry. This inadequate understanding of the proper clinical justifications for tests and treatments encourages antibiotic overuse and aids in the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria in children. Furthermore, compliance to the professional clinical recommendations was low, as per surveys of dental students and dentistson the prescribing practices for antibiotics. All of the recommended medicines were given in a wide range of dosages and for lengthier durations of time than was advised. However, the literature shows that dentists' dispensing practices are subpar, and this is because of a variety of reasons, from a lack of understanding to societal considerations. Here, we examine research that looked into how dentists around the world used antibiotics for children. The primary deficiencies in the understanding of antibiotic prescription are listed. The key finding is that, sometimes, dentists overprescribe, which is a sign that their prescription procedures are insufficient. In an effort to reduce the rising prevalence of, recommendations are made to enhance antibiotic prescribing practices. In an effort to reduce the prevalence of resistance to antibiotics or other adverse effects of antibiotic overuse, suggestions to enhance antibiotic prescribing practices are offered.


Excessive prescription, penicillin, amoxicillin, antimicrobial tolerance

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