Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Dental Infections Part I

Most dental infections are caused by more than one type of bacteria. About 50% are caused by anaerobic bacteria alone, 44% by a combination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and 6% by aerobic bacteria alone.

The first line of defence is a prescription for Penicillin V, 600mg every six hours, supplemented with 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day for advanced cases.

Source: Gregoire C, How are Odontogenic Infections Best Managed?, JCDA, April 2010, Vol 76, No 2, pg 114-116

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100