Prior to Dental Procedures (if I have a prosthetic joint or heart condition)
The best available scientific evidence now shows that this is not necessary for most patients. If you have a prosthetic joint or a heart condition, consult with your dentist:
- Always update your dentist on any medical conditions, medications you may be taking, recent surgeries and/or changes to your health.
- Provide permission for your dentist to consult with your primary care physician in advance of treatment to determine if antibiotics are needed.