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Heart valve and oral hygiene

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Posted by: kolopajlo  (8 years ago)
Hello,

For years, my adult daughter has had problems with her gums. In the past, they’ve already been inflamed and very swollen. None of the dentists registered with her health insurance did anything about it except to give her advice on improving her brushing.

Only one private practice performed a series of prophylactic treatments, and that was it.

A while ago, my daughter was diagnosed with a heart valve insufficiency that is supposedly (probably) congenital. Nevertheless, I wonder whether antibiotics should have been administered during the prophylaxis treatment at the time.

What do you think?

Kind regards,

Kolopajlo

P.S: I think the forum is very good and I keep reading it every now and then. To be treated by a good dentist is a blessing!
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Posted by: molaraches  (8 years ago)
My sister has a heart disease and her dentist diagnosed her of periodontitis. Thanks for this information. I will tell her about the risk of endocarditis.
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