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What kind of heart problems make having dental work dangerous?
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Valve Issues And...
People with prosthetic heart valves should be pre-treated with antibiotics to decrease the likelihood of an infection known as infective endocarditis (ie) following dental procedures.
Others who should be pre-treated with antibiotics include those with a history of ie or who have had a heart transplant in which the new organ developed valve problems and some people with congenital heart defects.

In brief: Valve Issues And...
People with prosthetic heart valves should be pre-treated with antibiotics to decrease the likelihood of an infection known as infective endocarditis (ie) following dental procedures.
Others who should be pre-treated with antibiotics include those with a history of ie or who have had a heart transplant in which the new organ developed valve problems and some people with congenital heart defects.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Heart Valve disorders (replacement, repairs, Mitral Valve Prolapse) all require a simple pre-medication with antibiotics prior to invasive dental treatment. If you are in doubt, just ask your dentist or doctor. If needed, pre-medication is key!
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HEART
In short, a heart valve defects, like mitral valve prolapse, can lead to complications following dental work, even a cleaning.
We pre-medicate our patients with an antibiotic before their appointment. The medication will be in their blood stream to kill off any bacterial plaque entering the stream. Therefore, it will deposit on the heart valves or clog any blood vessels leading to a complication.

In brief: HEART
In short, a heart valve defects, like mitral valve prolapse, can lead to complications following dental work, even a cleaning.
We pre-medicate our patients with an antibiotic before their appointment. The medication will be in their blood stream to kill off any bacterial plaque entering the stream. Therefore, it will deposit on the heart valves or clog any blood vessels leading to a complication.
Dr. Thomas Yash
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