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>Journals >Revista de la Asociación Dental Mexicana >Year 2002, Issue 3

Calleja QEA, Gómez CJF, Grcía HAL
Antibiotics employment in odontogenic infections in pregnant patients
Rev ADM 2002; 59 (3)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 94-99
PDF: 92.12 Kb.

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Dental treatment in pregnant patients in Mexico is frequent. Dentist must be able to choose a harmful antibiotic for the mother and fetus. The fetus may be the target of teratogenetic action in any time during the intrauterine development, the most sensitive period is the first trimester of pregnancy, any elective treatment must be delayed. The risk of bacteremia or septicemia could be at any time of the pregnancy and the results could be more toxic to the fetus than the effect of an antibiotic. Amoxicillin is the first choice antibiotic for odontogenic infections during pregnancy. It is better absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and provides higher and more sustained serum levels and post-antibiotic effect. If patient is allergic to penicillins, clindamycin is one recommended alternative. The relationship between periodontal infections and pre-term low birth weight make us to consider treatment of pregnant patient to avoid odontogenic infections.

Key words: Pregnancy, antibiotics, odontogenic infections.


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