Poor oral health is associated with risks to maintaining good cardiac health. It is imperative that adults, requiring cardiac surgery or with congenital heart disease, are treated regularly and safely in the appropriate dental setting to avoid unnecessary systemic risks of infection and/or bleeding associated with poorly maintained teeth.
Some adults with congenital heart disease are predisposed to developing infective endocarditis when having invasive dental procedures. Patients who have congenital heart disease, whether under current Cardiology care or not, still need to be able to easily access dental care in a setting which meets their individual needs.
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