A stent is a tiny tube placed into a hollow structure in your body, such as an artery, vein or ureter. Stents work to hold the structure open so that your body can continue to function normally. Stent are intended as a permanent treatment.

If you have received a stent within six weeks of a dental procedure, Dr. Ryan O’Malley may recommend that you receive antibiotic prophylaxis to help prevent infection and complications in your stent treatment.

For more information and to make an appointment with our dentist in Simpsonville, South Carolina, call O’Malley Dental today at 864-962-4140.