Immediate placement and loading of dental implants into infected sites with and without antibiotic prophylaxis: an exploratory study Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Last Modified
  • March 22, 2019
  • Givens, Edward J., Jr.
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • The objective of this prospective clinical trial was to evaluate the influence of pre- and post-operative antibiotic therapy on the survival rate of implants immediately placed and loaded into sites with infection. Fifteen subjects were enrolled in the study. All subjects underwent extraction of an infected tooth. All but two received an implant, abutment, and provisional crown at the same visit. Follow-up visits at week 1, 4, and months 6 and 12 were completed. Of the thirteen implants placed, two failed to integrate. Of the two failed implants, one subject received antibiotic, whereas the other received placebo. Within the limitations of this study, it appears that pre- and post-operative antibiotic use does not have a beneficial effect on the outcome of implants placed into sites with periradicular infection. Additionally, implants placed into sites with infection have comparable success rates to implants placed in sites without infection
Date of publication
Resource type
Rights statement
  • In Copyright
  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in the Department of Prosthodontics.
  • Bencharit, Sompop

This work has no parents.