Which dental procedures do not require antibiotic prophylactic regimens for endocarditis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2018
  • Author: Mary L Windle, PharmD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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The following dental procedures do not require endocarditis prophylaxis:

  • Routine anesthetic injections through noninfected tissue

  • Taking dental radiographs

  • Placement of removable prosthodontic or orthodontic appliances

  • Adjustment of orthodontic appliances

  • Placement of orthodontic brackets

  • Shedding of deciduous teeth

  • Bleeding from trauma to the lips or oral mucosa


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