Infection Control in Troy, MO
Prior to joint replacement, it is highly recommended that your teeth and mouth are examined for any present infection. Because the progression of gum disease can be slow and painless, many people are unaware that they even have it. However, because gum diseases destroy the bone, they can potentially cause infection in joint replacement patients. We recommend visiting our dentist prior to your surgery to restore your oral health. Depending on the severity of the disease, the treatment can take two weeks to two months before you are healthy enough for surgery.