Premedication with Antibiotics. Recent studies also indicate that prophylactic antibiotics may not be useful for preventing infections in patients with artificial joint replacements. Because of this, patients who have artificial joints should contact their orthopedic physicians for guidance and prescriptions when possible.
Loss of vertical dimension or bite collapse can result in damage to the jaw joints, severe pain or dysfunction in the jaw joints, frequent muscle tension headaches, tooth fractures and tooth loss, and aggravation of periodontal disease if present.
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Posterior Dentition. Dr. Olga Karnakova discusses the importance of the back (posterior) teeth. Dentists call it posterior dentition. Many people are concerned about their front teeth, but the back teeth are very important as well. If you lack back teeth, the vertical height of our face that is supported by our back teeth will be compromised.