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What antibiotics are needed for teeth cleaning after stent?

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Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Usually none: This will sometimes depend upon your surgeon's preference.
Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Depends: How long ago were the stints done? Cardiologist recommendation? If I have any doubt, i give 2 g of amox.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
None: You should not need to take any antibiotics before your dental appointment. Check with your cardiologist if you have any concerns or questions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Stents ; Prophy: According to the latest aha (american heart association) guidelines, stents are not a risk that generally requires antibiotic prophylaxis for most dental procedures including teeth cleaning. Having said that, if the stents were very recent or you have special circumstances, your cardiologist may still recommend it. The final decision should rest with both your cardiologist ; treating dentist. Ask.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2015

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