Should patients with prosthetic joints take antibiotics before dental visits?

Prosthetic joint infections are a serious health care complication following joint replacement surgery.
Dentists are responsible for around 10% of all antibiotics prescribed in the United States, and most are not in accordance with guidelines.
For years, it has been a common practice to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to patients with prosthetic joints prior to invasive dental procedures to prevent potential late prosthetic joint infection (PJI).
We asked Debra Goff, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and an infectious diseases pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical

Prosthetic joint infections are a serious health care complication following joint replacement surgery.
Dentists are responsible for around 10% of all antibiotics prescribed in the United States, and most are not in accordance with guidelines.
For years, it has been a common practice to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to patients with prosthetic joints prior to invasive dental procedures to prevent potential late prosthetic joint infection (PJI).
We asked Debra Goff, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and an infectious diseases pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical