Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

can tooth abscess cause heart problems

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Dentition: Poor dental hygiene has been associated with coronary artery disease.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scotty Bolding
27 years experience in 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.
5
5 thanks
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
YES: It's the gum infection that can cause infection of the inside lining of the heart called endocardium.
5
5 thanks
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in 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 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience in 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month