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medication before dentist
« on: September 04, 2019, 05:06:04 PM »
I am 4.5 months post resurfacing on right hip
Im curious are other taking amoxicillin prior to dentist and how many mg's

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Re: medication before dentist
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 02:59:56 PM »
Yes I am, and have been for the last nine years. 

I'd rather err on the side of caution, so I keep on with it.  Not sure of the dosage, just know I take four of those pills an hour before the appointment.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder


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Re: medication before dentist
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 08:50:12 PM »
My surgeon discontinued the requirement for antibiotics before dental work a few years ago. I was grateful to stop, the meds will mess with the gut bacteria. But I did use them for the first 7 years. I would listen to your surgeon.
Bi-lateral, BHR, Dr Marchand. 7-13-09

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Re: medication before dentist
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 04:01:57 AM »
Not heard of this before. And certainly wasn't recommended by my surgeon.

I presume its to guard against infections? And if so only when having more major dental work and not check ups?

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Re: medication before dentist
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 05:47:01 PM »
Yes, in fact, it's my dentit who insists on it.
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Re: medication before dentist
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 03:23:15 PM »
My surgeon, Dr. Gross recommended 2g Amoxicillin 1 hour before any dental work, cleanings or any invasive procedure for life. My dentist also uses that guideline for anyone with an implant in their body.
Itís debatable how much or how little it may help. But itís probably fair to say that dentists and/or surgeons probably have sound reasons for or against doing it. It seems intuitive and relatively harmless. So I would echo others statements of simply following the recommendations. If thereís even a tiny chance of preventing an infection, itís probably worth it. Infected hardware and possible Osteomyelitis of the pelvic bones would be such a severe and disabling problem, you just donít want to take the chance.


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