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Old 02-14-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Dental Appointments

Hi everyone. Just wondering if anibiotics are need for dental appointments, when you are hypo and have Hasimotos? Thank YOU

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Old 02-14-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: Dental Appointments

I'm not sure I understand what you're asking..

but the only time I've ever needed an antibiotic when I was at the dentist was when I had an abscess and an infection in my tooth.. I have undiagnosed hypo.

Old 02-14-2005, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: Dental Appointments

I think you are asking because you are thinking of certain instances where prophylactic antibiotics are required to protect the person from infection during dental procedures - people with certain types of heart disease for example. With thyroid disease, preventive antibiotics are not required. However, it IS important to tell the dentist the thyroid medications you are taking (and probably any others) as the area where it could impact is when they give you any type of pain numbing substance such as novocaine. Certain ones could increase heart rate and even though for hypos this isn't a big concern, they do not like to take any chances with thyroid disease as it's possible you could be in a stage without knowing it where you are borderline hyper and increasing heart rate would be a bad thing. The last time I needed something like that the dentist simply gave me an alternative drug other than novacaine.

Hope this helped.


Old 02-15-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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Re: Dental Appointments

Thank you very much . That is very helpful

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