Do You Need to Premedicate?
An issue that causes a great deal of confusion is whether or not patients need to premedicate before a dental procedure. While your physician may recommend one thing, your dentist might say another, and as a patient, this can be stressful and anxiety-inducing. In today’s episode, Dr. B sheds light on this topic and talks about why you don’t need to premedicate if you have a prosthetic joint. He also gets into why this is such a complex issue and offers advice on what you can do if you are taking antibiotics frequently. As research continues to show, long-term antibiotic use causes more harm than good, so it is vital to be careful when taking them. Be sure to tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- There is a problem with the over-prescription of antibiotics
- Why you don’t need to premedicate before a dental procedure if you have a prosthetic joint
- The complications that arise around premedication protocols
- If you can, bring in the necessary documentation before you visit your dentist
- Where the need for premedication comes from
- Advice for what to do if you are frequently taking antibiotics
- You can take the pre-medication within two hours of the procedure you are having done
How to Submit Your Question:
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