Dental Care for the Child With CHD
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The Risk

Children who have heart defects run the risk of developing an infection called Endocarditis. Bacteria at times can enter the bloodstream in excessive quantities, released by natural activities or sometimes medical interventions. In most people, the body's immune system can destroy the bacteria before they cause any harm. However, with CHD, there may be an abnormal flow of blood which allows for such bacteria to escape and settle, ultimately causing serious problems.