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can tooth abscess cause heart problems

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Dentition: Poor dental hygiene has been associated with coronary artery disease.
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Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes: In rare cases, infections of lower back teeth can allow spread of the infection down the neck, into the chest, and around the heart. This can be deadl ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Endocarditis: Is a rare complication of bacteria affecting damaged, prosthetic or congenitally abnormal heart valves which is why antibiotic prophylaxis is sometime ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Extraction: Generally isn't a problem. In some cases there can be complications but dentists usually careful to identify risky patients and work with patients phy ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
38 years experience Cardiology
Usually no: Preventive antibiotics are given only to people at high risk due to an artifical heart valve or past heart valve infection. If there is an active toot ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scotty Bolding
28 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
POSSIBLLY: When you get a flu shot and have an underlying infection it could be affecting your immune system. I would recommend that you see your doctor.
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
No likely: Antibiotics do not interact with vaccines. It is safe to take them and get a flu shot. If you do have a reaction to a flu shot, the more likely re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
YES: It's the gum infection that can cause infection of the inside lining of the heart called endocardium.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Abscess can seed: other areas but you may also be experiencing panic attacks. Please have this medically evaluated by a dentist ASAP. If you can't see a dentist an ER / ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Discuss with dentist: Usually not, unless you've had a heart attack within the past 6 months, you shouldn't have any elective dental treatment. Discuss your heart condition ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Not a dental problem: I do not think this is a dental problem. You may want to have him evaluated by his general physician to see if there is a underlying medical or psycho ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Dental infection: It sounds like you have an infection. Gargle with warm salt water, and/or antiseptic mouthwash and see your dentist 4-6 timse a day. Your dentist, p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
See above: Diet sodas have multiple issues, but as far as the heart is concerned the issue is their caffeine, please refer to my earlier answer regarding caffein ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Not likely: in judicious amounts (2-3 cups a day?) HOWEVER: caffeine may acutely increase blood pressure and also worsen palpitations (premature atrial and ventri ... Read More

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