Do I need to take antibiotics if I have a joint replacement or cages prior to dental procedures or other surgery?

Infection can occur in total joint replacements long after surgery. If a joint replacement is exposed to bacteria in the blood stream, the bacteria can collect and cause an infection. It is uncommon for an infection to occur long after surgery, but it is possible. For that reason, we recommend that you receive antibiotics if you should have any of the following procedures…read more and print an information sheet.