At Sedaros Oral Surgery, we offer treatments like dental implants not only to preserve your smile, but to preserve the function of your total body health. In our concern for your overall health, we bring you news from the the American Dental Association (ADA) regarding the use of antibiotics in dental surgery.

The ADA has issued a new brochure to clarify which patients should take antibiotics before treatments like oral surgery. While antibiotics are often used as a preventive measure for patients with heart conditions, new research indicates that most patients can forgo antibiotics. While infective endocarditis poses a risk for patients with heart conditions, the ADA and the The American Heart Association recommend antibiotics only when a patient has a very high risk of developing infection.

At Sedaros Oral Surgery, we’ll consider the type of surgery you need as well as your personal medical history and health conditions. We work to ensure we don’t over prescribe antibiotics while also ensuring you have a safe and effective procedure. Call us today if you have questions about how antibiotics play a role in your oral surgery needs.