Dental Clearances for Total Joint Surgery

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Prior to joint replacement surgery, I recommend patients see a dentist to address any periodontal disease or tooth decay to avoid infection in the joint replacement after the surgery.

For all patients with joint replacements I recommend life long antibiotic prophylaxis prior to any dental procedures, including cleanings.

Ron

 

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