If your physician has recommended that you take prophylactic antibiotics as part of your treatment protocol, please let Dr. Ryan O’Malley know so that we can ensure your dental treatments take your overall health and medical protocols into account. Antibiotic prophylaxis involves taking an antibiotic medication prior to dental treatment to combat any bacteria released into your body during treatment and prevent potential complications in your medical treatment. This treatment should not interfere in any way with your medications.

Antibiotic prophylaxis is typically recommended for patients with certain diseases, conditions or developmental states, such as:

  • Artificial heart valves
  • History of infective endocarditis
  • Cardiac transplants that develop heart valve problems
  • Congenital heart conditions
  • Preventing or mitigating infection around the heart or around joint replacements

We invite you to contact your physician to find out more about antibiotic prophylaxis should you have a condition that may benefit from receiving this treatment. We are committed to providing you with care that improves your oral health as well as promoting your general well-being.

To schedule an appointment with our dentist in Simpsonville, South Carolina, and learn more about how dental care can promote your overall health, call O’Malley Dental at 864-962-4140.