Patients Requiring Pre-Medication Prior to Dental Visits

The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons have determined that there are some conditions that require you to take medication prior to your next dental visit. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to:


  • Unrepaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, including palliative shunts and conduits
  • Completely repaired congenital heart defect with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention, during the first 6 months after the procedure
  • Repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or prosthetic device
  • Artificial joints


If you have or have had any of these conditions, pre-medication or clarification from your physician will be necessary before any dental treatment can be provided to you due to the health risks involved.


Please contact us at your earliest convenience concerning any of the listed medical conditions or if you have further questions at (919) 381-5900.


Thank you!

Debora Bolton, DDS