Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Search Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 631
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 442-446

Antibiotic susceptibility of the bacteria causing odontogenic infections: An observational study


1 Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technologies, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Oral Medicine and Radiology, D. Y. Patil Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Oral Medicine and Radiology, Jodhpur Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeraj Kumar
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, RIICCO Institutional Area, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_194_22

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Odontogenic infection is polymicrobial, consisting of various facultative and strict anaerobes. The dominant isolates are strictly anaerobic gram-negative rods and gram-positive cocci. Aims and Objectives: To identify the most common microorganisms responsible for causing infection and different species in oral infections. To evaluate the common types of dental infections and its site. To identify the sensitivity and resistance of antibiotics. Materials and Method: This study was conducted on 62 subjects, of which 11 showed no pathogens. After collection of the sample, it was sent to the microbiology laboratory for aerobic and anaerobic culture, gram staining, and antibiotic susceptibility test. Results: Staphylococcus (40.3%, n = 25) was the most commonly found microorganism. Maxillary anterior (32.25%, n = 20), maxillary posteriors (32.25%, n = 20), and mandibular posteriors teeth (27.4%, n = 17) showed almost similar occurrences. Maximum resistance was shown to co-trimoxazole (70.5%), amoxicillin (62.7%), erythromycin (54.9%), and azithromycin (37.25%). Linezolid (78.4%), amoxiclav and gentamicin (39.2%), vancomycin, imipenem, doxycycline showed (56.9%), and cefuroxime showed 37.25% sensitivity. Conclusions: Appropriate and correct use of antibiotics is essential to ensure that effective and safe treatment is available. The result of the present study should not be considered an absolute one; however, they can serve to increase awareness about the pathogens responsible for different infections and the sensitivity and resistance toward different antibiotics.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed248    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded66    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal