Metronidazole for the prevention of dry socket after removal of partially impacted mandibular third molar: a randomised controlled trial
2004 (English)In: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ISSN 0266-4356, E-ISSN 1532-1940, Vol. 42, no 6, 555-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We randomised 119 patients who had been referred for removal of partially impacted mandibular third molars to be given either metronidazole 1600 mg or placebo as a single dose 45 min before operation. Ten of the fifty-nine patients who were given metronidazole and 13 of the 60 given placebo developed dry sockets. Two variables were significantly associated with the development of a dry socket: pericoronitis and oral contraceptives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Churchill Livingstone , 2004. Vol. 42, no 6, 555-558 p.
Third molar, Surgery, Biofilm, Prevention, Antibiotic prophylaxis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18681DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2004.06.015ISI: 000225521500012PubMedID: 15544888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-18681DiVA: diva2:174484