Have you ever been told you needed antibiotics before dental procedures?

Have you ever been told you needed antibiotics before dental procedures? In 2007 the American Heart Association simplified their previous guidelines for prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures based upon a large review of all current articles on the subject. Only those patients who are at highest risk of bacterial endocarditis are now required to take antibiotics. If you have any questions regarding if you still need to take antibiotics, call your primary physician or cardiologist to review your case. Below is a link to the article that summarizes the findings of the American Heart Association.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.183095v1?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=endocarditis+prophylaxis&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT