Daily Archives: November 2, 2011

Dental work and Breast implants.

The chance of implant problems from dental cleaning without antibiotics is VERY small but very real. You could probably have a hundred cleanings without antibiotics, and have no problems. Having breast implants does not increase your chance of an infection from dental cleaning – it just means that the consequences could be more of a problem if you did get an infection.

Certain doctors feel that, intuitively, surgeons should obviously treat their patients with prophylactic oral antibiotics in the period directly after the placement of the breast implants. This should be done for any procedure which causes a transient bacteria, such as dental surgery, colonoscopy, urological treatment (cystoscopy), and gynecological treatment. Probably 1 dose, 1 hour prior to the treatment followed by 1 dose after the treatment should be sufficient. Better to be safe than sorry.

Free Dental insurance

Have no dental insurance and my wisdom tooth that’s infected and severely hurting me. After doing some research I found out that most states have free dental programs for people like me. The University of Washington School of Dentistry runs clinics that offer services in every area of dentistry and oral health. The work is done by students, residents and faculty, and the cost is generally lower than what it would be at a private practice. Some community clinics offer low-cost or free dental care to people with low incomes. Although the Washington State Department of Health does not provide direct oral health services, their website does have numerous links to local dental services. University of Washington School of Dentistry worked on my teeth for free, didn’t need dental insurance.