I have to see the dentist. Should I worry about antibiotics?
If plates and screws or rods are used to fix your fracture, it is not necessary for you to be pre-treated with antibiotics before you have any dental procedures. This is not true for all orthopaedic implants. If a partial or total hip or elbow replacement was used to treat your fracture, then you will need to contact us prior to undergoing dental procedures. If you have a previous joint replacement you WILL NEED TO CONTACT THAT DOCTOR to get their recommendation.