Recommended Empiric Therapy of Selected Dental Infections

These are empiric antibiotic recommendations based on local susceptibility patterns, and need to restrict and rationalize antibiotic use. Antibiotics listed for each condition are not all inclusive, nor are they all approved by TPD for the listed indication. Choice of empiric antibiotic therapy should be based on the patient’s age, allergies, co-morbidities, and clinical condition, as well as cost and convenience of the dosage regimen. Empiric antibiotic therapy should be modified to narrower spectrum antibiotic(s) according to culture and susceptibility (C&S) results.