How can I safely be treated for a tooth extraction if I have heart issues?

I have to have a tooth pulled. I was recently diagnosed with heart issues and the shot makes my heart race and sometimes skips beats. I have palpitations already. Is there a way the dentist can safely extract my tooth if I have heart problems?

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Answered by On Demand Dentist

All dentists should know how to handle someone with heart issues. With those symptoms, the dentist will choose not to use any meds that can increase heart rates. Sometimes, however, the heart is the greater issue
and should be treated first. Discuss this with both your dentist and cardiologist.

Published on Sep 11, 2013

Answered by On Demand Dentist

All dentists should know how to handle someone with heart issues. With those symptoms, the dentist will choose not to use any meds that can increase heart rates. Sometimes, however, the heart is the greater issue
and should be treated first. Discuss this with both your dentist and cardiologist.

Published on Sep 11, 2013


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