Patient Instructions: Pre-medication

For various reasons (certain heart conditions or joint replacements) some patients are required to take antibiotic pre-medication prior to dental treatment. These standards are jointly set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

If you have any heart conditions (artificial valves, stents, etc.) or artificial joints (knee, hip, etc.) or have been pre-medicated in the past, please contact our office to discuss your specific condition. If indicated, a consultation form will be sent to your physician’s office. Then, if necessary, the correct antibiotic and instructions will be provided.