Antibiotic therapy in Endodontics: a survey from dental surgeons in Ivory Coast


Published: 11 June 2019
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Authors

  • Aline Krah-Sinan Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Marie Adou-Assoumou Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Jonas Adou Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Dossahoua Kapitché Traoré Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Babacar Faye Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Edmée Mansilla Odontologie Conservatrice, Endodontie Department, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the antibiotics prescription in endodontics.

Methodology: This was a descriptive cross-sectional survey, type KAP (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) of 111 dental surgeons in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Results: 11.70% of practitioners routinely prescribe antibiotics for endodontic treatment; 64.90% prescribes them for Acute Apical Periodontitis, 57.70% for Pulp Necrosis and 52.30% for Abscess. According to the patient general condition, practitioners prescribe antibiotics for general illness (89.20%) or poor hygiene (55%). Βeta-lactam antibiotics are prescribed in 98.20% of cases. For 96.4% of practitioners, antibiotic therapy influences an endodontics success; 19.80% do not know about prescription recommendations; 37.80% have received antibiotics self-medicated patients.

Conclusions: In Ivory Coast, the antibiotics prescription in endodontics does not always adhere to international recommendations. The anarchic consumption of these drugs is mostly due to self-medication.


Krah-Sinan, A. ., Adou-Assoumou, M. ., Adou, J. ., Kapitché Traoré, D. ., Faye, B., & Mansilla, E. . (2019). Antibiotic therapy in Endodontics: a survey from dental surgeons in Ivory Coast. Giornale Italiano Di Endodonzia, 33(1). https://doi.org/10.32067/gie.2019.33.01.02

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