Today implantology has become an excellent alternative to the loss or absence of teeth. Any invasive surgical procedure provides a bacteremia in a limited number of bacterial species are commonly involved in post-operative infections. For this reason, it seems to follow prevailing define protocols regarding the proper use of prophylactic antibiotics, currently, much of what is decided, not based on scientific evidence, but anecdotal statements from each of the professionals who perform them.
KEY WORDS: antibiotic prophylaxis, dental implants, bacteremia, antbiotics, postoperative complications.
How to cite this article
FUENTES, R.; WEBER, B.; FLORES, T. & OPORTO, G. Use of prophylactic antibiotics in dental implants: Literature review. Int. J. Odontostomat., 4(1):5-8, 2010.