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    [Dental Procedures]

    Author: Debbie (---.ras11.coden-le3.alerondial.net)

    Date: 10-15-02 00:56

    I have HCM.

    I know I need to be pre-medicated before I go to the Dentist. I just switched dentists and told them I needed pre-medicated. They said that they won't prescribe antibiotics until after the first visit. So I went, and they did the entire scope of the first x-rays, not just bite-wings. It seems to me that these could be dangerous w/out antibiotics first, because they really poke into your mouth.

    My question: How much dental work can be done when you need antibiotics beforehand without it being dangerous?

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    [Re: Dental Procedures]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 10-15-02 02:46

    Dear Debbie,

    As long as they didn't pierce or cut your gums, you are ok. However, I do get antibiotics for everything b/c it is safer --much safer-- to be safe than sorry. Even cleanings. Obviously, the more invasive the more dangerous, but bacteria are not picky about how big the hole is.

    Lisa can speak to this first hand. Her dentist told her that "genetic diseases didn't need antibiotics." She got an infection AND had a stroke!

    If your dentist refuses to comply, get a new one or ask him how he feels about his malpractice coverage --will it cover the cost of a stroke???

    take care,

    (and good question!)

    Sarah

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    [Re: Dental Procedures]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (208.47.172.---)

    Date: 10-15-02 12:11

    Deb...Ditto to what Sarah said...

    Lisa

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    [Re: Dental Procedures]

    Author: Wade (---.eds.com)

    Date: 11-05-02 04:49

    Hello,

    I was just recently diagnosed with HCM, but had all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth surgically removed shortly before my diagnosis...about a year ago. Should I be worried, or if there was a problem with infection would I have noticed by now?

    Thanks!

    Wade
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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