Hi all-

I was reading on Melissa's revision thread about having to take antibiotics before going to the dentist after having spinal fusion surgery. I am just curious if most of the surgeons tell their patients to do this. My surgeon never mentioned anything to me about this and I am curious because I have a dentist appointment in 3 weeks. Since my surgery in 2010, I have been to the dentist 3 times and have never taken any antibiotics! My dentist even knows I have had the spinal fusion surgery to correct my scoliosis. I have even had a crown put in since my surgery. I am kind of worried now.

I am also wondering what other situations require you to take antibiotics beforehand as a result of having the spinal fusion surgery. This past summer, I had another type of "mini" surgery done by my OBGYN and took nothing!! Am very concerned about this...Would appreciate some input! I'm now thinking anytime you have any surgery you should take antibiotics beforehand. I am definately calling my surgeons office this week to inquire about this!

Thanks,
JenM