Control of Infection

Control of Infection

To control infection the surgeon must carefully adhere . to the principles of surgery. No other special measures must be taken with the average patient. However, some patients, especially those with depressed host defense
responses, may require antibiotics to prevent , infection. Antibiotics in these. patients should bead ministered before the surgical procedure is begun
(see Chapter 15). Additional antibiotics after the surgery are usually not
necessary. A surgeon who decides to give additional antibiotics must carefully discuss the timing of administration with the patient that a clear  understanding is reached

 

riG. 10·2 Extraction of impacted right maxulary and mandibular third molars was performed 2 days before this photograph was taken. Patient exhibits moderate amount of facial edema, which will resolve within 1 week of surgery
riG. 10·2 Extraction of impacted right maxulary and mandibular
third molars was performed 2 days before this photograph was
taken. Patient exhibits moderate amount of facial edema, which will
resolve within 1 week of surgery

 

 

 

Medical Assignments

RECALL

RECALL Recall evaluations to assess long-term healing are important. Some failures after surgery are evidenced only by

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