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Dental Antibiotic Prophylaxis Torrance, CA

Dental Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Antibiotic prophylaxis is the administration of antibiotics to a patient that has the potential of harmful consequences with an episode of bacteremia. The potential for bacteremia is present when there is manipulation of the oral mucosa.

Official guidelines for dental antibiotic prophylaxis are instituted to prevent infective endocarditis and infection of prosthetic joints.

The American Heart Association recommends antibiotic prophylaxis in the following scenarios:

  • A prosthetic heart valve or repair of valve with prosthetic material.
  • History of prior infective endocarditis
  • Cyanotic congenital heart disease that is unrepaired
  • Repaired congenital heart defects for the first 6 months
  • Repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects

The Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the ADA in 2014 after an exhaustive systematic review of available evidence have come to the conclusion that antibiotic prophylaxis is not recommended to prevent prosthetic joint infections. At this moment it is recommended to take into consideration: scientific evidence, the clinician’s experience and the patient’s values.

If antibiotic prophylaxis is appropriate for your patient the following antibiotics and dosing can be used 30-60 min prior to procedure:

  • Amoxicillin 2g or 50mg/kg
  • Clindamycin 600mg or 20mg/kg
  • Azithromycin 500mg or 15mg/kg

Some additional clinical scenarios that may require prophylaxis and should be cleared by the patient’s physician include: renal dialysis shunt, CSF shunt, chemotherapy. When in doubt always check with the patient’s physician, as the patient’s safety is of utmost importance. Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, has the patient’s safety and comfort as primary concern. Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian takes the time to interview every patient to discuss what is the best method of treatment to ensure a safe environment.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.