The incidence of clinical infection after periodontal surgery. A retrospective study.

@article{Pack1983TheIO,
  title={The incidence of clinical infection after periodontal surgery. A retrospective study.},
  author={P D Pack and Julia Haber},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1983},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={441-3}
}
A large-scale retrospective study was undertaken to determine the incidence of clinical infection after periodontal surgery and the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in preventing postoperative infection. All second-year postgraduate students reviewed their patient records and completed a questionnaire. Eight infections were found in 884 operations performed without antibiotics, while one infection was found in 43 operations performed with antibiotics. Of 268 operations involving… CONTINUE READING

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