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Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence, nature, magnitude, and duration of bacteremia associated with dental procedures (November 2019 Article 3)
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JADA November 2019

Background. Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) is used routinely in high-risk groups of patients to reduce bacteremia and the risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE). In this systematic review, the authors evaluated the efficacy of AP on the incidence, nature, magnitude, and duration of postdental procedure bacteremia.

Key Words. Amoxicillin; bacteremia; prophylaxis; antibiotics; clindamycin; infective endocarditis.

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