What is the best antibiotic for orofacial infections of an endodontic nature?
Infections of an endodontic nature that are associated with orofacial pain are typically caused by obligate anaerobic bacteria. Given the spectrum of action, penicillins are the preferred antibiotic of choice. Drugs in this class act against the obligate anaerobes but, also affects the substrate interrelationships amongst various bacterial strains within the infection. As some of the strains of bacteria start to die, the others are unable to survive. The penicillins include amoxicillin as well as Augmentin (an amoxicillin and clavulanate combination).To view more on this article or other articles please click here. What is the best antibiotic for orofacial infections of an endodontic nature?