In our office, we administer prophylactic antibiotics before certain surgeries.
According to Dr. Nicholas Makhoul from the faculty of dentistry at McGill University “The literature shows that the best time to give antibiotics to prevent an infection is prior to making an incision in the patient’s mouth. Antibiotics given after a procedure are ineffective at preventing post-operative complaints such as infections, loss of bone grafts or loss of implants”.
In addition, after any surgery, we will continue to give the regimented course of antibiotics and medication for any discomfort that may be required.
Important information of this nature is essential for the optimum care of our patients.