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Do patients undergoing dental procedures require endocarditis prophylaxis
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Some do...
Some people do. Patients with artificial heart valves, previous history of infective endocarditis, joint replacements in the last 5 years do require it (there are other conditions, these are the most common).
Patients with mitral valve prolapse, heart murmurs, stents, and pacemakers do not need prophylaxis. If there is a specific condition you are asking about, let me know.

In brief: Some do...
Some people do. Patients with artificial heart valves, previous history of infective endocarditis, joint replacements in the last 5 years do require it (there are other conditions, these are the most common).
Patients with mitral valve prolapse, heart murmurs, stents, and pacemakers do not need prophylaxis. If there is a specific condition you are asking about, let me know.
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Recommendations
Guidelines have changed.
For most procedures prophylaxis not necessary. For extensive surgery on patient with cardiac valve hx, or joint replacement, ck w cardiologist.

In brief: Recommendations
Guidelines have changed.
For most procedures prophylaxis not necessary. For extensive surgery on patient with cardiac valve hx, or joint replacement, ck w cardiologist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: BEC
This is something that you will need to discuss with your medical doctor. Certain medical issues warrant antibiotic coverage one hour before dental proceedures.

In brief: BEC
This is something that you will need to discuss with your medical doctor. Certain medical issues warrant antibiotic coverage one hour before dental proceedures.
Dr. Thomas Davis
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Antibiotics and dent
Yes but only those patients with a history of valve issues with the heart check with your physician to see if you should be covered.

In brief: Antibiotics and dent
Yes but only those patients with a history of valve issues with the heart check with your physician to see if you should be covered.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
In brief: Endocarditis
Only patients who have a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, recent heart surgery, prolapsed mitral valve, prosthetic heart valve or their doctor has asked them to be premeditated with antibiotics before dental procedures should receive prophylactic antibiotics.
If in doubt take the antibiotics. It is a cheap prevention for serious risk on your health.

In brief: Endocarditis
Only patients who have a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, recent heart surgery, prolapsed mitral valve, prosthetic heart valve or their doctor has asked them to be premeditated with antibiotics before dental procedures should receive prophylactic antibiotics.
If in doubt take the antibiotics. It is a cheap prevention for serious risk on your health.
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Not necessarily
Only if they have risk factors for endocarditis.
It is important to have a primary doctor check out the old ticker before significant dental procedures. Certain valve issues are the most common need for prophylaxis. In fact, some people will require antibiotics just to have their teeth cleaned.

In brief: Not necessarily
Only if they have risk factors for endocarditis.
It is important to have a primary doctor check out the old ticker before significant dental procedures. Certain valve issues are the most common need for prophylaxis. In fact, some people will require antibiotics just to have their teeth cleaned.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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