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I had recent dental surgery, am I more susceptible to getting endocarditis?

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Dr. Ismael Khouly
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not for healthy peop

A dental surgery does not increase the chance to get endocarditis to health population.
There are certain precautions that the patient and dentist must take due to the medical condition of the patient, like history of endocarditis, heart transplant, congenital heart disease and prosthetic heart valve. You can find more information in the aha website.

In brief: Not for healthy peop

A dental surgery does not increase the chance to get endocarditis to health population.
There are certain precautions that the patient and dentist must take due to the medical condition of the patient, like history of endocarditis, heart transplant, congenital heart disease and prosthetic heart valve. You can find more information in the aha website.
Dr. Ismael Khouly
Dr. Ismael Khouly
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Only if valve issue

Dental work can increase one's risk of endocarditis, especially if one has a valve disorder. See your doctor if you have a known heart murmur, unexplained fevers, chest pain or shortness of breath.

In brief: Only if valve issue

Dental work can increase one's risk of endocarditis, especially if one has a valve disorder. See your doctor if you have a known heart murmur, unexplained fevers, chest pain or shortness of breath.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but

Your chance of getting endocarditis from dental surgery is about the same as your chance of being struck by lightning.

In brief: Yes but

Your chance of getting endocarditis from dental surgery is about the same as your chance of being struck by lightning.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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