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A 41-year-old female asked:

Had pneumococcal bacteremia, told likely from sinuses but how do i know if my cracked tooth and build up of plaque wasn't the real cause?

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
See DDS: Did a dentist evaluate your dentition with radiographs? This is the only way to ascertain if the problem is both sinusitis and dentally related.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It is possible: In the presence of plaque even daily life activities such as eating, brushing the teeth or using toothpicks may induce bacteremia. See your dentist right away to find out what can be done for your tooth and to improve your oral health.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2015

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