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Patients who received preoperative antibiotics showed fewer early implant failures

Ben Balevi B.Eng, D.D.S., Dip EBHC(Oxford), M.Sc. .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Growing evidence suggests that antibiotics administered before implant placement reduce osseointegration failures in the short term.

Critical Summary Assessment

The result of this Cochrane review, which is an update of a Cochrane review published in 2010, suggest that 2 grams of amoxicillin administered one hour before implant placement may reduce the patient’ risk of experiencing implant failure by 66 percent without risk to the patient.

Evidence Quality Rating

Good 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 © 2018