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A 44-year-old male asked:

i have a mitral valve prolapse. do i still need to take an antibiotic prior to any dental procedure (i.e., cleaning)?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
MVP: The new recommendations are against antibiotic prophylaxis unless you have MVP with a murmur. Talk to your doctor about it. Take care!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
MVP: Current protocol for MVP does not require antibiotic prophylaxis. However, it is the responsibility of your own treating dentist in consultation with your Cardiologist or PCP to make these decisions. We are not privy to your complete medical and dental history nor to the specifics for each procedure and therefore should not advise you what to do over the internet.

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