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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is streptococcus pneumoniae the specific germ that would be found in the blood if a dental issue such as bad plaque or cracked tooth spread?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No: It's just one of many bacteria found in the blood stream of a patient with an oral infection. Please don't try to treat this yourself. See a Dentist for the appropriate care.
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