Heart Disease Expert Forum
Risk of Endocarditis?
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Risk of Endocarditis?

Hello

I woke up the other day with an imflamated wisdom tooth wich became infected...I went to the dentist after 3 days the inflamation (inflammation) started and he gave me amoxiline. On the 5th day II took the tooth out and continued with the amoxiline for 7 days total. I am fine now and the tooth is healed up....

My questios is: Should I worry for endocarditis because of those 3 days? Will the amooxiline I took afterthe 3 days for 7 days kill any bacteria which could have entered my heart?

My family doctor annd the dentists told me not to worry, but i am hypocondriac and need more assurance...

Please help me

thank you
1687176_tn?1321401609
While a tooth infection (or infection of any kind) increases the risk for endocarditis -- this is primarily in those individuals who have structural heart or valvular disease, prosthetic heart valves and/or a history of previous infective endocarditis.  Because of which, the ACC/AHA recommends antibiotic prophylaxis for those individuals (above) who are to undergo any invasive surgical or dental procedures.  Unless you have one of the aforementioned issues, your risk is very very low and have no need to worry about this.

2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Just to add i did heart tests recently and it was all ok...
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank