Dentistry prior to RSR

rcol

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One of the main risks to a successful RSR seems to be infection risk; which may not be common, but could be devastating. I was told to get my dental work (still need two extractions, etc.) done before the surgery, but it isd unclear how much time has to passto eliminate infection risk to the new prosthetics.

My surgeon says "a couple of weeks" but I see no evidence to supporrt it.

Anybody know?

tnx.
 

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@rcol I was told the same thing before each of my surgeries and the recommendation to get things done "a few weeks" before ... so this might be a fairly typical recommendation. So just get done what needs to be done and go on from there.

There also has been, for years, an intense debate among joint replacement surgeons and dentists about whether one needs antibiotics before any dental procedures when one has an artificial joint. BoneSmart recommends doing what your surgeon and dentist tell you.... and that can vary from surgeon to surgeon and dentist to dentist.
 

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