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8/25/11 10:15 P

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not long ago.

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8/25/11 8:16 P

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Last cleaning was in January, so I'm overdue...guess I better try to make an appt; but I've been a little busy with my thyroid issues the past couple of months; will get to it soon I hope. emoticon

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8/22/11 6:57 P

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not since last week.

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8/21/11 5:38 P

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My dentist wouldn't see me for at least 6 months after my heart attack. I didn't need premedication, and I was fine. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I like learning from others.

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8/20/11 10:21 A

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I went to the dentist the last week of July, but I forgot my antibiotic, so had to come back the next day. It's hard for me to remember that little detail.

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8/6/11 8:12 P

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Every six months - due in two weeks. I've only had cleaning done - no work, but my dentist says with the drugs I'm on, it's ok. He does my DH too and he had an MI in 2000, open heart surgery in Dec 2010 and a defib implanted in March. On all kinds of meds, but the dentist still works on him. Maybe I should check further on this for him...hmmm.


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8/6/11 9:46 A

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I have a check up every 6 months. I know the importance of good dental health and the adverse effect bad dental health can have on your heart as my grandmother suffered heart problems from bad dental health.

If you haven't seen the dentist in a while, go make an appointment.

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8/5/11 10:50 P

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no I haven't, need to, but due to plavix and aspirin not sure that they would touch me and I know my cardiologist will not let me stop the plavix even for a few days as I have numerous stents that keep reblocking.

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8/5/11 5:12 P

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oh yes and back again on monday.

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8/5/11 12:47 P

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Not everyone with a heart condition needs to be premedicated... it all depends on what procedure you are having done at the dental office. I didn't ask a patient with a pacemaker to premedicate when she came in for non-invasive procedures, such as being taken x-rays.
These are some conditions for which premedication might be necessary:
* heart conditions (i.e., someone with a past history of infective endocarditis or has a prosthetic device)
* someone with prosthetic joints
* someone with compromised immunity

If you are going for a procedure where bleeding is anticipated, the dentist can prescribe medication and ask that you take the medication 30-60 min prior to the appointment. This is to prevent bacteremia, or bacteria entering the bloodstream after extraction of a decayed tooth. Finally, it is not normal to bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Just like it is not normal for your hand to bleed when pressure is applied, your gums are signalling that there is an infection going on. That is why it is important to get a cleaning every 3-6 months, so you can maintain healthy gums.

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9/17/10 7:55 A

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I have heart problems and my dentist won't touch me without being premedicated. I think I would just let the dentist prescribe the antibiodic for you and feel better about it. They are prodding and probing with utinsils and I wouldn't feel good if all of a sudden it was said to be ok!! My dentist prescribes my antibiodic. If a bacteria goes through the bloodstream you can be in big trouble.
And....if you have a toothache, please get in and get it fixed! My aunt got a brain tumor because of her teeth!

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9/16/10 9:52 P

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no but i need to go. i have a toothache.

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9/16/10 9:00 A

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I use to have to take a boost of antibiotics before going to the dentist. Four pills two hours before any dental work. Now my new heart specialist says that is not necessary now. It has me kind of freaked but I have only been to the dentist once since this change and every thing was fine. Next dental appointment is November!!

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9/16/10 7:27 A

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Yes..I have an uncle that got an infection in his heart after going to the dentist, though. Now the dentist has us rinse out mouths before doing anything.

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9/16/10 7:08 A

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For good heart health it is extremely important to go to the dentist regularly as any infection can go to your heart!

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