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Pacemaker dental precautions

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Anytime: Taking care of your teeth is as important as taking care of your heart.

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Likely yes, but: It depends on the cardiologist. They may also want a follow up note from your dentist to say that you had a good response to antibiotics and your gum ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 39 years experience
Dont understand : Can you be a bit more specific? I don't really kn ow what your asking. As a general statement dental offices and laboratories are subject to ohsa regu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Not likely: The modern dental x-ray dose is very low. The x-ray beam is also columated so the beam is very small. Virtually no scatter exists. Also, the dentist g... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Mouth Hygiene : Dental bacteria are dengerous on the heart valves. Must be followed closely by a ped. Cardiologist. This is a serious condition that should pass safel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: Congestive heart failure patients usually have structural abnormalities of the heart muscle and can have rhythm abnormalities so yes. Dental care both... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist!: Bulimia has obvious detrimental consequences to the teeth. An electric toothbrush and a toothpaste like pronamel. Act mouth rinse is excellent at rest... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not realy: Since these new guidelines came out last year, our sickle cell center no longer routinely recommends antibiotics for dental work for sickle cell patie... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No extra precautions: Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis) for children with sickle cell anemia are not different than dental prophylaxis for normal children. Because chi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
New crowns: Would it make more sense to post this question on the internet ; have it answered by dentists who have not seen you, your mouth nor know the type of ... Read More

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