I normally wouldn't worry about it but last June I went in and got my hip replaced after waiting for 12 yrs. The surgeon who did my new hip told me for the rest of my life whenever I go to get my teeth worked on I should do a course of antibiotics first Yeah I should of gotten a few stitches but I have cut myself before and so I just clean out the wound and steri-strip them. Now its different because of my new hip and a staph infection I had before my new hip was put in. Any words from all you wise ones? It is a puncher wound in my palm just under my thumb joint in the fatty part. It's kind of jagged and about a half inch long and a half inch deep. My Ts and Ps are with you all!! Nan