Do You Premedicate?
The American Heart Association has recently changed its guidelines concerning premedication with antibiotics prior to dental procedures. If you have taken a premed antibiotic in the past, Dr. Chomas advises that you check with your physician to determine whether premedication is still recommended or can be discontinued.
The guidelines say that patients who have taken prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics routinely in the past but no longer need them include people with:
Patients with the following conditions are considered to be at risk of adverse effects from endocarditis and treatment with prophylactic antibiotics is recommended:
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