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Current status of antibiotic use and management of alveolar osteitis in different countries

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Antibiotic prescriptions for surgical extractions of wisdom teeth, management of alveolar osteitis
and oral infections have basically the same treatment ways, but they differ from a clinician to another
among different countries. We, therefore, planned to document the opinions of practicing oral
and maxillo-facial surgeons and to compare them with current scientific evidence. With this aim, a
questionnaire form was sent to 85 clinicians practicing dentoalveolar surgery all over the world.
According to the results, we concluded that the prophylactic use of antibiotics is still contradictory,
but amoxycillin is generally prescribed for third molar surgery and penicillin is not preferred as frequently
as in the past due to its increasing resistance rate. However, we also found out that many
surgeons don't prescribe antibiotics for the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Our questionnaire
showed that non-surgical management of alveolar osteitis is the most favorable method all over the


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