Prior to Dental Procedures
Do I Need Antibiotics Prior to Dental Procedures?
Why You Probably Don’t Need Antibiotics Prior to a Dental Procedure
The best available scientific evidence now shows that antibiotics are not necessary for most patients prior to dental procedures. 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.
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