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Cambridge City, IN
A 29-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for an infected tooth to get into bloodstream and possibly cause endocarditis?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Immediately: Bacteria (infection) spreads through circulatory system immediately. Previously damaged heart valves can then act as place where bacteria can settle. Please call your Dentist for immediate treatment.
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