J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 20, Number 1, 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||14 December 2018|
Heart and teeth: old enemies finally reconciled?
Cardiologist, Independent Hospital
Address for correspondence: Olivier Lweborgne – 11 avenue Jules-Ferry – 35700 Rennes firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 September 2016
Dealing with cardio-vascular system, two types of complications may happen during oral and dental care. The first one is the risk of focal infection, especially at the endocardium. The second one is the hemorrhagic risk. New guidelines, edited by international societies of cardiology and buccal surgery, have questioned our conventional way of thinking. The purpose of this topic is to decline these recommendations to orthodontics.
Key words: Infectious endocarditis / hemorrhagic risk / orthodontics
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