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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66117

ASSESSMENT OF THE EEFICACY OF THE ANTIBIOTICS IN THE THIRD MOLAR SURGERY: AN ORIGINAL STUDY

Suresh Chinnakutti,Aldrin Jerry,BharathrajK,Devaki MURUGESAN,Revathy S

Abstract

Introduction: Although it wasn't a major issue just a few years ago, antibiotic resistance is now a severe one. Giving the surgeon unambiguous proof of the effectiveness of antibiotic use—or lack thereof—for a procedure as prevalent as mandibular third molar surgery is urgently required. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not postoperative combination amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in mandibular third molar extraction is useful in reducing inflammatory problems. Methodology: Fifty subjects with bilateral impactions were selected and for the same patient the antibiotic was given for one side and other side operated without antibiotic. One hour prior to surgery, each patient received 625 mg of combination amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Third molars in Group I received medicines, TDS for 3 days, while third molars in Group II received placebo in identical-looking packs for the same amount of time. On the third and seventh postoperative days, the patients underwent evaluations for symptoms of clinical infection and to determine the microbial burden. Data was compared for significance.

Keywords

Randomized Controlled Trial, Mandibular Third Molars, Antibiotics, infection.

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