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Are antibiotics necessary after dental bone graft?

I am a 39 year old male. I want to know if antibiotics are necessary after dental bone graft?

5 Answers

The surgeon will determine if antibiotics is necessary

In my opinion, as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, you should take a large dose of antibiotics 1 hour before your surgery and then continue for 5-7 days afterward.

Dr. Spiro Karras
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Usually yes. Unfortunately even when healthy are filled with millions and millions of bacteria, fungi and yeast. They would love nothing more than to infect a bone grafted into a fresh site. Antibiotics will help you fight them off.
Antibiotic is not always given after bone graft. It depends on the complexity of each procedure. The dental surgeon, will decide if antibiotic is necessary depending on if there was infection or not!
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