- People who have had a heart transplant recently might need to take antibiotics before they have a treatment on their teeth and gums.
- People who have a heart defect could also be at risk of developing an infection and should speak to their dentist before they have a dental procedure.
- People who have had an artificial heart valve might also need to take antibiotics."Whether you’re getting a simple teeth cleaning or getting treatment for gum disease or a tooth extraction, talk to your dentist about whether or not you should receive antibiotics before the procedure."
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