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THE TEETH IN MARFAN SYNDROME

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Many people with Marfan syndrome and some related disorders have narrow jaws and high-arched palates, which can create dental and orthodontic problems. In addition, people with mitral valve prolapse and artificial heart valves are at risk for endocarditis (infection of the heart and heart valves) when they have dental work, and should follow recommendations for endocarditis prevention (prophylaxis).

  • What are common types of dental problems in people with Marfan syndrome?

  • How are the common types of dental problems treated in people with Marfan syndrome?

  • Do I need to see a specially-trained dentist or orthodontist?

  • What can you do on a day-to-day basis?

Find these answers and more in the "Teeth in Marfan syndrome" download.