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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can a cracked tooth cause streptococcus pneumoniae to go into the bloodstream?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes any port of: entry and depressed immune system will allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause bacteremia or septicemia. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
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