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Doctor insights on: Do I Need Antibiotics For Dental Work After A Cardiac Stent

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How long is an antibiotic effective? My 6y/o daughter is waiting for some dental work

How long is an antibiotic effective? My 6y/o daughter is waiting for some dental work

Impossible to say: Antibiotics (abx) have varying effectiveness based upon bacterial spectrum, host ( your child) resistance /immune system, area being treated. Usually abx are given to "symptomatic " relief. Increased pain, swelling, fever, redness would be signs that the abx is not working. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I had two stents about 15months ago do I need antibiotics to have dental work done.

No: If stents were all you had. Your dentist needs to confirm with your cardiologist what was done. Fewer heart problems are recommended for antibiotic coverage for dental procedures anymore. The antibiotics caused more problems than helped. The reason for preventive antibiotics was theoretical and not well established as being effective. ...Read more

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Can your face hurt after dental work?

Can your face hurt after dental work?

Yes: Yes pain can occur after dental treatment. Speak to your dentist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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What should we do when your 26 and can't afford dental work?

What should we do when your 26 and can't afford dental work?

Go anyway: You really can't afford not to go! preventive care is so important and so cost effective. If you do have a problem, without treatment your expense can grow exponentially. Cleanings and check ups are not that expensive. Remember oral health can affect your whole body. Many dental offices offer payment plans if you do need treatment. If you have no money and lots of time go to a dental school. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can be done about unecessary dental work?

"Unnecessary" work?: Ethics, a concern in every industry from car repair to medicine. However, as a patient you are free to get a second or third opinion before undertaking any dental treatment. The possibility of 2 or 3 appropriate treatment options for a certain situation is very high, it does not mean 1 is more, or less necessary than the other one. Be informed, the choice is yours! not the dentist's. ...Read more

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Do you ever have feeling that your being smothered during dental work?

Do you ever have feeling that your being smothered during dental work?

Common: Many patients react to different procedures like you do. It's common for patients to feel smothered with impressions, root canal with rubber dams, and procedures where access is difficult. In the event that you really need these procedures but just won't see a dentist for necessary treatment, i suggest you research sedation dentistry. Dentists will work with you to overcome your anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I do to afford thousands of dollars of dental work that i need done?

Payment plan: Many dental offices offer a third-party payment plan. Some patients use their credit card, some uses a payment plan with different companies--based on each patient situation and needs, one company may be preferred to another, some choose phased treatment by focusing on the worst section first. Be open about your true concerns, ; ask your dentist's office to offer you different payment options. ...Read more

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I have no income for dental work. Is there any help for me. I live in southern indiana. Thanks lodema?

I have no income for dental work. Is there any  help for me. I live in southern indiana.  Thanks lodema?

Dental School Clinic: Zebra, probably the best way to get dental work done with little income is your local or closest dental school. The students have to complete clinical requirements which are very closely checked by the instructors. The work you get done is usually free and of very high standards. ...Read more

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Why salt water after dental work?

Why salt water after dental work?

Speeds healing: No scientific explanation, but salt rinses speed healing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be sedated before dental work?

Sure: When administered by trained professionals in the proper environment, it is very safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more