Published: July 26, 2007
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010
If you have undergone a total joint replacement procedure, there are instances when infection in one part of the body may cause bacteria to circulate in the blood, possibly resulting in infection at the site of your implant.
Therefore it is essential that your personal physician and dentist be informed of your surgery.
It is important to maintain good dental hygiene and visit your dentist for routine care, whether you are experiencing a dental problem or not.
Prompt treatment of infections, particularly involving the skin and urinary tract, are also important.
For patients in their first two years following total joint replacement, it is recommended that you be considered to receive antibiotic treatment in preparation for certain dental procedures:
Suggested antibiotic prophylaxis regimens: