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Posted by Lynne W
on September 09, 2000 at 01:13:22:
In Reply to: Re: Dental Work and Thyroid posted by Susan on September 08, 2000 at 23:50:48:
: : I've read somewhere that when you have dental work and a thyroid problem that you should take
: : antibiotics prior to the work. Is this true?
: : Thank you for your help!!
: I have had a crown and some fillings done while hypothyoid and have never hear of this. Also, My dental hygenist is hypo and I would hope she would tell me about this or the DDS. Anyone else hear of this?????
Actually, it's when you have a heart murmur that you need to take the antibiotics before dental work. it's to prevent any bacteria from your teeth from getting into your blood stream and causing a serious infection in your heart. I have to take antibiotics for my mitral valve prolaps which was found a few years back after my doc found a heart murmur.
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