Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used in the treatment of orofacial infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It is also active against aerobic bacteria, such as streptococci and staphylococci. Clindamycin is an alternate drug used for patients who are allergic to or intolerant of penicillin and penicillin-derived drugs. Oral infections often involve infection caused by more than one type of bacteria. Since clindamycin is effective against both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, it can treat a wide variety of bacterial pathogens and is therefore a good choice for infections of the teeth, gums, and mouth. Though most patients take clindamycin orally, in some cases, the drug may also be given intravenously. The dose a patient is prescribed will depend on the type of infection being treated as well as patient factors such as age and weight. Though clindamycin has a low risk of serious side effects, it can cause stomach upset, throat irritation, and loss of appetite.
Clipping function is a software application that can virtually slice through a 3D volumetric reconstruction derived from CT/CBCT data in various planes. In implant creation and placement, detailed images of the patient’s mouth and dentition must first be acquired. These images are then used to create models of the patient’s mouth and also of the planned implant or prosthesis. This allows the practitioners and technicians to determine if the planned implant placement is possible or if adjustments are required. The use of the clipping function is another tool that provides additional views of the patient’s dentition and oral structure prior to any procedure being performed. It allows practitioners and technicians to see the oral anatomy that otherwise could not be viewed in an office examination. The use of such technology has reduced the number of errors made and adjustments required in the creation of an oral implant or prosthesis.