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I had a total joint replacement; do I need antibiotics when I go to the dentist?

You will only require antibiotics prior to deep tissue dental work. For example, for a standard teeth cleaning or when you have a cavity filled, you do not need antibiotics. However, for example, if you are going to have a root canal or tooth extraction procedure, then you will be required to take antibiotics the day before and day of your dental appointment. Please contact our office in advance and we can call in a prescription to your pharmacy.