3. Tooth Pulling Can be Deadly
For most people simple dental work such as having a tooth pulled is just part of their everyday life. However, for someone that suffers from marfan syndrome, something as simple as getting a tooth pulled can end up costing them their life. The reason for this is because a person who has marfan syndrome has difficulty fighting off infections. In fact, infections may set in extremely quickly for someone with this particular genetic disorder. This is especially true if the connective tissues surrounding the heart have been affected by the disease.
A person who has marfan syndrome will often be prescribed antibiotics on a regular basis. This is because the risk of infection is so high and so dangerous for them. Even if a basic teeth cleaning is all the dental work that is being done, people with marfan syndrome may need to take antibiotics before and after the process in order to help stave off any type of infection that may occur.