When you suffer a heart attack, your life is going to go through a number of changes for a while. You will want to take special measures to assure that, in your weakened state, you don’t further compromise your health or suffer a second attack. Unfortunately, this has implications on your normal dental hygiene.
If at all possible, it is important to wait for at least six months after your heart attack before you undergo any dental treatments. Your body may not be ready to deal with the anxiety that most people experience when they visit the dentist. Meanwhile, if you are taking medication to treat your heart, it may not interact well with your treatments. Some heart medications encourage bleeding, which is not favorable for any surgical procedures you may need.
When you finally return to our dentist in West Seattle after a heart attack, be sure to supply us with a list of your medications and their dosages. You should also give us the contact information of your doctor, in case anything should go wrong during your appointment.