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Special Issue "Antibiotic Treatment of Oral Infections"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antibiotics Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 8626
Special Issue Editor
Special Issue Information
Antibiotic treatment of oral infections associated with periodontal, peri-implant and endodontic lesions aims to eradicate or control bacterial pathogens by augmenting the antimicrobial effects of mechanical debridement/local antiseptics, and support protective host defenses. Such systemic and/or local antibiotic therapy, if appropriately administered, is often decisive in clinically arresting progressive oral infections and reducing systemic manifestations.
However, many issues remain unresolved regarding the administration of antibiotics for oral infections, especially in determining proper patient and drug selection, as well as the dosing and timing of drug regimens. Moreover, the increasing emergence of antibiotic resistance in the oral microbiome and microbial communities at other body sites threatens the efficacy and safety of antibiotic-based treatment regimens in the oral cavity.
This Special Issue seeks to delineate current knowledge on the advantages, indications, and limitations of antibiotics in human periodontal, peri-implant and endodontic therapy. Clinical trials, human observational studies, case series reports, in vitro laboratory studies, and systematic/scoping reviews and meta-analyses providing new insights into the antibiotic treatment of oral microbial infections are welcomed. Since antibiotic resistance patterns may vary over time and geographically, new surveillance studies on the antibiotic susceptibility of oral microbial pathogens from various regions across the world, particularly those that are longitudinal in scope, are especially desirable and sought. From these contributions, this Special Issue can provide an enhanced scientific basis and rationale for the appropriate antibiotic treatment of oral infections for the dental profession and other health practitioners.
Dr. Thomas E. Rams
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antibiotic resistance
- Apical periodontitis
- Systemic and topical antibiotic administration