Cardiovascular Diseases and Oral Health

Cardiovascular Diseases and Oral Health

Cardiac pacemakers are the implanted devices used to treat patients with damaged heart muscles. These electronic devices are sensitive to strong electromagnetic signals. Dental devices such as ultrasonic scalers, electrosurgical unit, ultrasonic bath cleaners, and battery driven light cure composite unit can cause electromagnetic interferences to pacemakers. Although, pacemakers of new generation have more protective features than those of past but still precautionary measures should be taken in dental clinics for the safety of cardiac patients with pacemakers. Inform your dentist, if you have a pacemaker and any cardiac medication that you may be taking to avoid complications.

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