Practical Reviews

Wound Healing Complications After Intra-Alveolar Extraction -- Are Antibiotics Necessary?

Background: Tooth extraction is the most common procedure in oral surgical practice. Although tooth extraction is safe, complications can still arise. In clinical practice, antibiotics are sometimes prescribed post-extraction to prevent complications. However, this practice is controversial. The prescription of antibiotics post-extraction is supported by surgeons who believe that extraction wounds require antibiotics to heal uneventfully. However, the risk of developing infectious more...
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