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Quantifying the risk of prosthetic joint infections after invasive dental procedures and the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis (January 2023 Article 2)
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JADA January 2023

Dentists face the expectations of orthopedic surgeons and patients with prosthetic joints to provide antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) before invasive dental procedures (IDPs) to reduce the risk of late periprosthetic joint infections (LPJIs), despite the lack of evidence associating IDPs with LPJIs, lack of evidence of AP efficacy, risk of AP-related adverse reactions, and potential for promoting antibiotic resistance. The authors aimed to identify any association between IDPs and LPJIs and whether AP reduces LPJI incidence after IDPs.

Prosthetic joints; antibiotic prophylaxis; guidelines; prevention; dental procedures.

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