Antibiotics are widely used in dental caries and another dental related issues, both for therapeutic and prophylactic reasons.
Unfortunately, in recent years the use of antibiotics has been accompanied by the rapid emergence antimicrobial resistance.
Dental caries and periodontal diseases are historically known as the top oral health burden in both developing and developed nations affecting around 20–50% of the population of this planet and the uppermost reason for tooth loss. Dental surgeons and family practitioners frequently prescribed antimicrobials for their patients as outpatient care.
Several studies reported that antibiotics are often irrationally and overprescribed in dental diseases which is the basis of antimicrobial resistance.
The aim of this review is to evaluate the use of antibiotics in dental diseases. Almost certainly the promotion of primary oral health care (POHC) in primary health care program especially among the least and middle-income countries (LMIC) may be the answer to ensure and promote rational dental care.