Coronary artery bypass surgery (or heart bypass surgery) is a surgical procedure which consists of bypassing a narrowed or a blocked coronary artery by grafting another artery or vein taken from another region of the body.

Like for some heart diseases, If a patient who has had coronary artery bypass must get a dental treatment, he or she might experience severe pain when reclining in the dental chair. This is a side effect of the surgery. Taking antibiotics before dental treatment is usually not required unless surgery has been done several weeks before seeing the dentist.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

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