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Elegant Smiles of Sea Girt, LLC | Before Dental Implant Surgery in Sea Girt



  Elegant Smiles of Sea Girt

W. Scott Steiner, D.M.D.

  Phone: 732-974-9494

Before Dental Implant Surgery


In order for the implant placement to be successful, PLEASE follow these instructions for the 3 medications to be taken before/after surgery.  You will be prescribed an antibiotic, corticosteroid, and pain medicine.

 The antibiotic will reduce the chances of implant infection by outside sources of infection: colds, flu, etc. and gives added protection to the implant site.  You will start the antibiotic the DAY BEFORE the implant surgery.

The corticosteroid reduces swelling, inflammation, and discomfort to almost zero, post-operatively.  You will start this medication the DAY BEFORE the implant surgery.

The pain medicine will help with any discomfort following surgery.  You will take this medication AFTER the implant surgery, if needed.


  1. Antibiotic:  Either Amoxicillin or Clindamycin.  For Amoxicillin, take 1 capsule 3 times a day until the medication is finished.  For Clindamycin, take 1 capsule 4 times a day until the medication is finished.  You will start the antibiotic the day before the implant placement date.
  2. Corticosteroid (Dexamethasone): Take 5 tablets the day before implant placement date.  Take 4 tablets the day of implant placement.  Take 3 tablets the day after implant placement.  Then, take 2 tablets the next day, and then 1 tablet the day after that.  Finish the medication.
  3. Pain Reliever: Take 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain after the surgery.  You can take either Vicoprofen, Advil, or Tylenol; whichever you choose.  If you have no discomfort, you do not have to take anything.


Any questions regarding the medications, please do not hesitate to ask or call.  And as always, please update us on any changes to your medical history/ conditions/ medications/ allergies.

Sea Girt Dentist | Before Dental Implant Surgery. William Steiner is a Sea Girt Dentist.