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Orally administered amoxicillin decreases the risk of implant failures

Stacy Geisler DDS, PhD .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Evidence suggests that 2 grams of amoxicillin administered orally one hour before implant placement surgery significantly reduces the failure of dental implants placed in ordinary conditions.

Critical Summary Assessment

The authors conducted a meta-analysis of two clinical trials, resulting in a finding that antibiotics had a significant effect in decreasing the risk of implant failure.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019