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Registered: ‎06-30-2018

Re: Taking antibiotics before dental work?

One year after I had a femur fracture surgically repaired with 3 pins my dentist wanted my surgeon to give me clearance before he would do a routine cleaning on me without antibiotics.  My surgeon did give clearance but I researched the issue and 2 years seems to be a standard for other types of surgeries such as knee replacement.  I wanted to be absolutely sure so I waited a year and a half before the cleaning.  I can't take antibiotics unless it's a life or death situation so it was in my best interest to wait for the cleaning.

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Re: Taking antibiotics before dental work?

Regular dental work, no. My son is scheduled for oral surgery soon and was given antibiotics to be taken before and after the procedure.

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Registered: ‎08-28-2018

Re: Taking antibiotics before dental work?

I always take preventative measures so I get the anitbiodics before any treatments since it is the safest way to go.

 

I had a MRSA infection that almost killed me so now I know better.