Procedures to Premedicate for: Premedication is recommended for all dental procedures where bleeding may occur, such as, but not limited to, cleaning, probing, fillings, crowns, extractions, local anesthetic, or root canal therapy.
Benefits: Premedication with an antibiotic may reduce the risk of bacterial endocarditis.
Common Risks: Bacterial endocarditis, a serious inflammation of the heart valves/tissues or bacterial infection of the prosthetic joint. Also, frequent use of systemic antibiotics can cause bacterial resistance, anaphylaxis.
Consequences of not performing these procedures: Bacterial infection of the heart, joint, or implant area.
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