The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a new brochure to clarify which patients should take antibiotics before dental treatment. While antibiotics are often used as a preventive measure for patients with heart conditions, new research indicates that most patients may not require antibiotics before treatment.
While infective endocarditis poses a risk for patients with heart conditions, the ADA and the The American Heart Association recommend antibiotic prophylaxis only for patients with exceptionally high risk of developing the condition. Dr. Maryam Brazdo works to determine whether each patient individually requires antibiotic treatment rather than prescribing them to everyone. This patient-centered approach maximizes individual and population health by preventing over-treatment with antibiotics.
If you have a dental procedure scheduled and wonder if antibiotics are right for you, call us today at Artistic Touch Dentistry and we’ll work with you on the specifics of your treatment and your risk of infection. As always, we make it our priority to protect both your dental and total body health!