Priority 19 from the Oral and Dental Health PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to manage teeth missing for any reason (e.g tooth decay, trauma, developmental conditions) and at any age? (JLA PSP Priority 19)|
|JLA question ID||0079/19|
Not available for this PSP
Oral administration of two grams of amoxicillin one hour before placement of dental implants is effective in reducing implant failures. Unclear whether postoperative antibiotics are beneficial, or which antibiotics work best.
Weak evidence that flapless placement of dental implants reduces postoperative discomfort (pain and swelling).
Implants following radiotherapy
For full details of the evidence checked, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
|Health Research Classification System category||Oral and gastrointestinal|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Original questions concentrated on the use of implants in an aging population. How will this growing trend affect the aged, their dental health routines and their overall quality of life? Why is it difficult for older patients to get a well fitting lower denture?|
|Submitted by||2 x patients, carers or members of public, 2 x health professionals, 1 x other|
|PSP unique ID||0079|
|PSP name||Oral and Dental Health|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP||38 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||12 December 2018|