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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dentist News for Heart Patients

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    Hello everyone! I'm back from the dentist! Groan all you want, but I don't mind going to the dentist. I love my hygienist, and I just don't mind it. This post isn't going to be for many of you out there today, but a select few of you.

As you may or may not know, I had open heart surgery when I was 3. Because of this, I have to take antibiotics before I go for a dental procedure. It helps eliminate any infection that could possibly occur from the procedure. So I usually just take 4 pills an hour before my appointment.

However, things have changed. You are now required to take 6 pills an hour before your procedure, and 3 pills 6 hours after your first dose. 

I thought I would dedicate a post on this since this is new to me. If you are a heart patient, and going to the dentist soon, check with your dentist, and your doctor to see what they prescribe.
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