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Antibiotic Effectiveness? – Dentist Sandy Springs

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Premedication before your teeth cleanings?

Do you still need to pre-medicate from that knee surgery?

In its recent report, “Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance,” the World Health Organization (WHO) cautions about the overwhelming consequences of antibiotics losing their effectiveness to fight disease, as the risk of diseases that have been controlled could surface again.

Apparently, there is an ongoing debate about the use of antibiotics post surgery that is unsettled.  The professionals are still trying to work out the recommendations to the patient.  While there may be a link between periodontal disease, bacteria freed from cleanings, the risk of infection appears suspect after a year or two.  We are no longer recommending or requiring that you pre-medicate before treatment and are deferring to your physician for that judgment call.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328




Author: Drs. Novy and ZoAnna Scheinfeld and Hanna Orland

Our team provides your family with contemporary, rewarding, and comfortable dental care. In our Sandy Springs office, patients come first. Everything we do, from the office design, to our clinical and management training, to the friendly atmosphere we foster in the practice, is for your pleasure and satisfaction. Dr. Scheinfeld, a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and her associates understand the importance of balancing health and beauty for an amazing smile. Our comprehensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry, supported with state-of-the-art technology, deliver the strong, healthy, beautiful smile you deserve—the smile you'll feel comfortable sharing with your world.

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