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If you have periodontal decay with an abscess tooth, is it possible cause for seizures?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say...

Periodontal disease and a tooth abscess have a common factor, in that they both involve a bacterial infection that challenges the host's immune response.
Seizures tend to be a problem with the nervous system. I am not aware that a direct link of oral infection to seizures has been identified. I do believe that good "whole-body" health should include a healthy mouth - seek the care of a dentist.

In brief: Hard to say...

Periodontal disease and a tooth abscess have a common factor, in that they both involve a bacterial infection that challenges the host's immune response.
Seizures tend to be a problem with the nervous system. I am not aware that a direct link of oral infection to seizures has been identified. I do believe that good "whole-body" health should include a healthy mouth - seek the care of a dentist.
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never heard of

As a periodontist for a long time I have never heard that.
However, you need to see a neurologist for the seizures and see a periodontist for the periodontal problems and a dentist for the abscessed tooth..

In brief: Never heard of

As a periodontist for a long time I have never heard that.
However, you need to see a neurologist for the seizures and see a periodontist for the periodontal problems and a dentist for the abscessed tooth..
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