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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are the strongest resources to aid dental professionals in clinical decision making and help incorporate evidence gained through scientific investigation into patient care. Guidelines include recommendation statements intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.

Antibiotics for Dental Pain and Swelling Guideline

A panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs presents clinical recommendations concerning the use of antibiotics for the urgent management of pulpal- and periapical-related dental pain and intra-oral swelling.

View Antibiotics Guideline

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