Antibiotics are a powerful weapon in the war on harmful bacteria in all parts of medicine and dentistry is no exception.
The experts tell us that a large dose of antibiotics significantly reduces the chance of bacterial plaques forming on a prosthetic joint or a prosthetic heart valve after bacteria is introduced into the blood supply.
Patients ask me about uncommon products they have obtained usually from health food outlets that claim to prevent tooth decay. They are usually asking whether these products work.
In dentistry, just as nearly everywhere else in society, allergies seem to be on the rise. More people are allergic to items commonly in use today than in the past.