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Is it recommended for people who suffer from congestive heart failure to take special precautions with their dental care?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: CHF

Congestive heart failure patients usually have structural abnormalities of the heart muscle and can have rhythm abnormalities so yes.
Dental care both in the office and at home is important. A the dentist some office procedures and drugs could be problematic. Poor dental hygiene at home could result in infections which could cause valve problems. So dental care is important.

In brief: CHF

Congestive heart failure patients usually have structural abnormalities of the heart muscle and can have rhythm abnormalities so yes.
Dental care both in the office and at home is important. A the dentist some office procedures and drugs could be problematic. Poor dental hygiene at home could result in infections which could cause valve problems. So dental care is important.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Knowing that you are a heart patient, your dentist may alter the type of local anesthesia he uses.
They may decrease or eliminate Epinephrine

In brief: Yes

Knowing that you are a heart patient, your dentist may alter the type of local anesthesia he uses.
They may decrease or eliminate Epinephrine
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes...at home!!!!

For many years the american heart association recommended antibiotic coverage prior to dental care.
These recommendations have essentially been discarded since there was little proof they worked. However with gum & tooth infections being active infections in the body, daily flossing and brushing plus corrective dentistry will reduce bacteria from entering your bloodstream making you healthier.

In brief: Yes...at home!!!!

For many years the american heart association recommended antibiotic coverage prior to dental care.
These recommendations have essentially been discarded since there was little proof they worked. However with gum & tooth infections being active infections in the body, daily flossing and brushing plus corrective dentistry will reduce bacteria from entering your bloodstream making you healthier.
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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