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Premedication (Antibiotics)
At times physicians and dentists recommend that a patient take antibiotics before certain dental procedures. This is called “antibiotic prophylaxis.” But why do healthcare providers suggest this extra step? Read the full article

Joint Replacement
In 2012, the ADA and American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons updated the antibiotic prophylaxis (premedication) guidelines for patients with orthopedic implants undergoing dental procedures. These new guidelines no longer recommend antibiotics for everyone with artificial joints. Read the full article