Author : Gunasekaran, Gokul
RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ASSESSMENT OF POST OPERATIVE ANTIBIOTICS PRESCRIBED FOLLOWING MANDIBULAR THIRD-MOLAR EXTRACTION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 963-970
Surgical extraction of mandibular third molar is the most frequently performed procedure in oral surgery. This procedure is associated with significant postoperative sequelae such as trismus, swelling, pain and infection. The need of antibiotic therapy during the removal of the mandibular third molar has been a questionable choice. The need for proper post surgical comfort leads to the efficacy of antibiotic use by the surgeon for a procedure as common as third molar surgical extraction.This study aimed to assess the postoperative antibiotics prescribed in mandibular third molar extraction is effective in preventing inflammatory and infective complications.The study was conducted among patients who reported to a dental college for surgical removal of mandibular third molar. The data was collected and tabulated in MS-Excel and was analysed using SPSS software.The prevalent antibiotics used post third molar extraction among all age groups was found to be amoxicillin. Pearson’s Chi square value: p value: 0.418(>0.05) Hence not statistically significant. Amoxicillin is the most prevalent drug prescribed post third molar extraction to prevent postoperative complications.