Comparative trial between the use of amoxicillin and amoxicillin clavulanate in the removal of third molars
|Author||Iglesias Martin, Fernando
García-Perla García, Alberto
Arjona Gerveno, Esther
González Padilla, Juan David
Gutiérrez Pérez, José Luis
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Estomatología
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Cirugía
|Abstract||Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the use of amoxicillin (1g) vs amoxicillin and clavulanate (875/125mg) after extraction of retained third molars for prevention of infectious complications.
Study Design: ...
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the use of amoxicillin (1g) vs amoxicillin and clavulanate (875/125mg) after extraction of retained third molars for prevention of infectious complications. Study Design: The study involved 546 patients attending for removal a retained third molar and divided in to two groups: Group 1 - amoxicillin and clavunate (875/125mg) group (n=257) and Group 2 - amoxicillin (1g) group (n=289). All patients were recalled for investigating the possibility of infection, presence of diarrhea and further analgesic intake. Results: From a total of 546 patients, the frequency of infection was 1.4%, without no statistically differences be - tween the two groups. Group 1 showed statistically higher presence of patients with gastrointestinal complications ( p>0.05). In 546 patients, 2.7% of patients reported severe pain that would not relieve with medication. Conclusions: The results of our study show that the use of amoxicillin (1g) and amoxicillin and clavunate (875/125mg) is similar efficacious in preventing infection after retained third molar extraction but amoxicillin and clavunate (875/125mg) produces more gastrointestinal discomfort.