Special Issue "Antibiotics and Antimicrobials in Dentistry"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: periodontal disease; oral surgery; oral health quality of life; oral diseases; systemic diseases; etiology of periodontitis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: New Advances of Agents and Biomaterials of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Disease Therapy and Bone Regeneration
Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Materials for Oral and Dentofacial Surgery
Special Issue in Nutrients: The Effect of Diet and Natural Agents on Oral, Periodontal Health and Dentistry
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Oral Health and Environmentally Related Factors Associated with General Health and Quality of Life
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Advances in Clinical and Translational Research of Oral Surgery, Biomaterials, and Oral Disease Management
Special Issue in Materials: Biomaterials and Technologies in Dentistry
Special Issue in Pathogens: New Diagnostic and Treatment Techniques of Oral Microbiota
Special Issue in Journal of Personalized Medicine: Molecular Diagnosis and New Therapeutic Approach of Oral Diseases
Special Issue in Dentistry Journal: New Technologies in Dentistry
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Applied Biomaterials in Oral Surgery and Personalized Dentistry
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: New Biomarkers and Diagnostics in Oral Cancer and Oral Diseases
Special Issue in Coatings: Dental Application and Surface
Dental pain can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. Symptomatic apical periodontitis, oral and periodontal diseases, and acute apical abscess are common causes of dental pain and arise from an inflamed or necrotic dental pulp, periodontium or infection of the pulpless root canal system. Clinical guidelines recommend that the first‐line treatment for teeth with these conditions should be removal of the source of inflammation or infection by local, operative measures, and that systemic antibiotics or antimicrobials are currently only recommended for situations where there is evidence of spreading infection (cellulitis, lymph node involvement, diffuse swelling) or systemic involvement (fever, malaise). Despite this, there is evidence that dentists frequently prescribe antibiotics in the absence of these signs. There is concern that this could contribute to the development of antibiotic‐resistant bacterial colonies within both the individual and the community. This review is an update of the original version that was published in 2014.
The aim of this Special Issue is to update the current knowledge of antibiotics and antimicrobials in the therapy of oral diseases, periodontitis and peri-implantitis. Moreover, this Special Issue is aimed at evaluating the effects of systemic antibiotics provided with or without surgical intervention (such as extraction, incision, and drainage of a swelling, or endodontic treatment), with or without analgesics, for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults.
We especially welcome interventional studies aiming at improving the knowledge of the effectiveness of antibiotics and antimicrobials in dentistry. Review studies including those that use conceptual frameworks on any of the aforementioned topics will also be welcomed.
Dr. Gaetano Isola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Periodontal Disease
- Peri-Implant Disease
- Oral Disease
- Oral Infections