Our expert says:
Dear Worried wife
Any mouth procedure causes a bit of mouth germs to end up in the blood ( tooth surgery usually is a bit bloody) and if this happens the bacteria can go and sit on a heart valve and cause serious heart disease ( endocarditis). I therefor agree with your dentist to rather be safe than sorry and to ensure that he won't end up with heart failure because of a simple dentistry procedure. They will probably do a heart sonar and then decide whether they can do the procedure but that he may need to take antibiotics to prevent any infection for quite a while.
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