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Antibiotics for Dental Work Following Joint Replacement

Following joint replacement surgery at Orthopaedic Associates, patients  will receive oral antibiotics prior to any dental cleaning or procedure for one year after total joint replacement surgery. Patients who are immunocompromised or who are diabetic will receive oral antibiotics for a lifetime.

The preferred prescription for prophylactic antibiotic treatment is: Amoxicillin 500 mg, 4 tabs, 1 hour prior to procedure/dental cleaning. If allergic to Penicillin then Clindamycin 300 mg, 2 tabs, 1 hour prior.

Effective March 2019