Okay so I have to go to the dentist because I need to get a filling and a crown done. Found about them about 4 weeks before surgery and could not get it done in that time. However, I am now 3 months post op 2 level fusion TLIF w/laminectomy and hardware. The dentist says that I need to be on at least a 1 time strong dose of antibiotics before they will do the work becuase the bacteria they 'stire up' will go straight to the hardware in my back. I am already nervous about the dentist to begin with, on top of that trying to lay in an uncomfortable chair after this surgery, and now being nervous I will get an infection where my hardware is at because of the dentist. Has anyone else been told of, or heard of this? Any advise would be appreciated!