Hi there. Im 14 years old and I have left ventricular hypertrophy, mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension. I am currently wearing braces and my orthodontist said that I will have to get a wisdom teeth extraction surgery. Ive heard that people with heart disease and who are undergoing dental prosedures are at higher risk for developing endocarditis...Is that true? If so, should I tell my cardiologist? What prevaentive steps should I take?
My wife had a heart and lung transplant, and has had valve problems with her old heart, and now her new heart. The only thing you will have to do is take antibiotics, and if on a blood thinner they will direct you on what to do with that. Take Care Jonathan