Antimicrobial therapies for odontogenic infections in children and adolescents. Literature review and clinical recomendations

Inés Caviglia, Adriana Techera, Graciela García
2013 Journal of Oral Research  
Oral infections are caused by an imbalance in the patient's indigenous flora which changes from commensal to opportunistic. Odontogenic infections are the most common reason for consultation in children and adolescents. Rational use of antibiotics is the best strategy to avoid microbial resistance. Dental infections should first receive proper local treatment, which can also be complemented with a systemic method. Appropriate drug selection and dosing should be made. Amoxicilin is the first
more » ... in is the first choice for antimicrobial agents in pediatric dentistry. Clindamycin and clarithromycin are the best alternative for patients with penicillin hypersensibility. In this literature review, the authors intended to establish clear clinical management guidelines for emergency treatment and subsequent final resolution.
doi:10.17126/joralres.2014.013 fatcat:m5nedquv5ncq5a36f5oqwhwdnm