A Systematic Review on Effect of Single-Dose Preoperative Antibiotics at Surgical Osteotomy Extraction of Lower Third Molars

Karoline Brørup Marcussen, Anne Sofie Laulund, Henrik L Jørgensen, Else Marie Pinholt

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Abstract

Purpose We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effectiveness of a single dose of preoperative antibiotic administered perorally, intravenously, intramuscularly, or topically for preventing infection and alveolar osteitis in lower third molar surgical extraction applying osteotomy. Materials and Methods The Medline, Cochrane Library, and Embase databases were searched for RCTs until August 2015. The primary outcome measure was postoperative inflammatory reactions, with a subgroup analysis of surgical site infection (SSI) and alveolar osteitis. A risk-of-bias assessment of the included trials was done according to the Cochrane guidelines. Results A total of 53 RCTs were identified; however, only 10 could be included in the present review. A meta-analysis of the 10 trials showed a statistically significant reduction in SSI and alveolar osteitis when antibiotics had been used (odds ratio [OR] = 0.30; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.19 to 0.47; P ≤.00001). A subgroup meta-analysis of 6 trials showed that preoperative administration of antibiotics perorally or intravenously significantly reduced the incidence of SSI (OR = 0.19; 95% CI, 0.08 to 0.45; P =.0002). A meta-analysis of 5 trials showed that 2 g of preoperative oral amoxicillin was able to reduce the incidence of SSI and the difference was statistically significant (OR = 0.22; 95% CI, 0.08 to 0.59; P =.002). Seven trials reported on alveolar osteitis, 6 studies on oral use, 2 studies on amoxicillin, 2 on metronidazole, 2 on penicillin V, and 1 on the intravenous use of penicillin. The pooled results showed that preoperative antibiotics significantly reduced the prevalence of alveolar osteitis (OR = 0.35; 95% CI, 0.13 to 0.96; P =.04). The subgroup analysis showed that penicillin V was effective in reducing the incidence of alveolar osteitis (OR = 0.1; 95% CI, 0.03 to 0.30; P ≤.0001). Conclusions A single oral dose of 2 g of amoxicillin before lower third molar osteotomy surgical extraction significantly decreased the incidence of SSI. A single dose of 0.8 g of penicillin V before lower third molar osteotomy surgical extraction significantly decreased the incidence of alveolar osteitis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume74
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)693-703
ISSN0278-2391
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Administration, Intravenous
  • Administration, Oral
  • Administration, Topical
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis/methods
  • Dry Socket/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Molar, Third/surgery
  • Osteotomy/methods
  • Surgical Wound Infection/prevention & control
  • Tooth Extraction/methods

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