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Question
Posted by: tish | 2006/11/08

Q.

RH Factor and Dental Surgery

Some years ago I had surgery to my knee and was told by Surgeon that he had detected an RH Factor in my blood. He advised me to always notify my dentist in advance of any dental treatment in order to recieve antibiotics before treatment. What does this mean, why the antibiotics and what is RH Factor. Why is it only relevant to dental treatment.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

RH is a protein found in the blood.


Antibiotics given prior to dental treatment are used to prevent any possible infections that may arise due to invaseive dental procedures.
Have your dentist liase with your physician prior to undertaking any invasive procedure

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