APPENDIX G Postoperative Guidelines for the Implant Surgeon
Use preoperative antibiotics routinely at double the therapeutic level or greater, or the prophylaxis dose recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). Administration should provide maximum blood levels at the time of incision.
Generally, nature should be allowed to take its course. If the patient or physician is concerned, and if it has been established that the edema is not related to infection, use steroids both intraoperatively and postoperatively. During the procedure/>