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Antibiotic Use for the Emergency Management of Dental Pain and Swelling Clinical Practice Guideline (2019)

Card that reads, "Coming Soon"As part of the ADA's pledged commitment to the U.S. government's Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge, the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is currently producing a clinical practice guideline on the use of antibiotics for the emergency management of symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, symptomatic apical periodontitis, and localized acute apical abscess. The guideline will be published by the end of 2019.

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