Posts Tagged ‘infection’

February 27th, 2014

Tooth Extraction Prior to Cardiac Surgery May Not Be a Good Idea

People with an infected or abscessed tooth are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. They are at particular risk for developing a serious infection during surgery, including endocarditis. Because of this risk, in order to reduce the risk of infection many patients undergo dental extraction prior to having a planned cardiac surgery. Now, however, a […]