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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Prophylactic antibiotic cover

06/27/2007

Question:

Why is prophylactic antibiotic cover necessary for dental patients with heart conditions?

Answer:

It is necessary in order to avoid any kind of infection created by the dental treatment. It is a precaution measure.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University