Complications of Heart Disease

Complications for Heart Disease

Mouth disordes: Heart disease.  Before some dental treatments, patients who have certain heart conditions or joint replacements may take antibiotics. These people may be at risk of getting an infection when bacteria that lives in the mouth goes into the bloodstream during treatment. Antibiotics lower this risk. Talk to your doctor or dentist if you are not sure whether you should take antibiotics before dental treatment.

Source: OWH (DHHS)1

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  1. Source: OWH (DHHS): a-z-topics/ oral-health

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