Pacemakers are lifesavers in cardiac care, but when it comes to dentistry, you must take special precautions. Patients with pacemakers or similar cardiac devices can still visit the dentist. When you arrive for your appointment, tell your dentist and hygienist about your device immediately. Since pacemakers use electrical impulses to help the heart stay in rhythm, your dentist may avoid using certain equipment that might interfere with the pacemaker’s efficiency. The best way to avoid an issue with your pacemaker is to be thorough and honest about your health condition with your dentist. You can receive high quality care without affecting your device.

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