Tooth infection heart problems

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Avatar n tn the extraction followed after 2 sessions of antibiotics unsuccessfully trying to save the tooth. so, now should i have my heart or anything else checked? This discussion is related to Re: Tooth abscess and heart valve damage.
189372 tn?1219833358 There is absolutely a link between infections in the mouth and your heart. However, most of the problems come about when something else has damaged your heart and the infection from your mouth compounds the problem. So to answer your question, no, you do not have 10 years of damage to your heart. However, an infection like gingivitis is never a good thing. I would talk to your dentist/hygienist about how to improve your oral health care.
Avatar n tn A dental infection can be cause for problems such as swollen lymph nodes due to infection and possible heart infections on damaged or artificial heart valves. But if she's getting her teeth removed, the source of infection is removed and the swollen lymph nodes return to normal. The bacterial heart infection may need to still be treated after the teeth are removed. Your physician should be able to properly refer her to a cardiologist if there is an possible damage to her heart valve.
Avatar n tn I agree w/Ginger.....What your describing is classic of an abscessed tooth....OUCH!!! Please, see a Vet to have this tooth extracted and antibiotics started....It's very important to NOT let this get out hand....If the infection continues, it will eventually enter the bloodsteam....There is great potiential of Heart damage, then Liver & Kidney problems from these organs trying to filter the toxins (Infection). Then the PAIN!!!! It will lead your dog to not want to eat...
Avatar n tn Hi, I need some advise regarding my teeth. I had a root canal done on my tooth 19th maybe about 3 years ago. 2 years ago my gum swelled because of pus & infection therefore the dentist did another root canal to remove the infection. I found out last sep. that there's some infection underneath that same tooth again, but because of some complication with insurance i didn't do anything about it till now. This time there's no swelling or pain or any sort of discomfort.
Avatar m tn I went for a cleaning appt , when they did x-rays the tooth deteriated in the gumline and bone .An oral surgeon extracted the tooth and did a bone graph due to bone loss. I was never givien antibiotics. After a wk I still had swelling in my face and the site was oozing pus. It was the weekend I had antibiotics of my husbands (enough for 3 days)I was sure this was an infection.I made an appt w/the oral surgeon . My jaw felt dislocated I couldnt chew and could barely open my mouth.
Avatar f tn i have a really bad tooth infection, how do i know if it is in my blood stream and what are the effects it will have on me?
Avatar n tn When I saw the oral surgeon he took a full mouth xray and found the infection in my jaw. I was told by the oral surgeon that the tooth I just had the root canal on should be pulled. I then went back to the dentist and had the tooth pulled and he prepped me for a bridge. I now have a temporary bridge over the extraction. The swelling in my face and neck has gotten worse so I went back to the dentist yesterday and was told it might be the tooth in front of the tooth they just extracted!!!
Avatar f tn However, the most common source is a lung infection. Less often, a heart infection is to blame. Germs may also travel from a nearby infected area (for example, an ear infection or a tooth abscess) or enter the body during an injury (such as a gun or knife wound) or surgery. In children with heart disease or a birth defect, such as those with tetralogy of fallot, infections are more able to reach the brain from the intestines, teeth, or other body areas.
703031 tn?1398963307 She thinks either he has a blood infection from the tooth or a heart condition. Both his parents died before the age of 55 of heart attacks. DH has a long history of migraines. A recent visit to the neurologist for our daughter had the neurologist concerned about DH's history as well. Thoughts? I lean towards a heart problem and am worried. He would take pain killers for the jaw pain and find no relief.
Avatar n tn I have heaerd that it is the bacteria in the mouth that is responsible for heart problems. So i would have thought that as long as your root canal is well maintained you shouldn't have any problems. The thought occurs to me though that you should still get your heart checked out if you are feeling symptoms. It may not be your heart but better to be safe!
Avatar f tn It was already out just got a cavity on the side which caused a bad infection, They just numbed me up and pulled it out.
Avatar f tn Please have someone drive you the emergency room now! What's happening to you is extremely serious. I had a cousin with a leaky heart valve & a tooth infection. The infection went to his heart and he had a massive stroke. Please don't drive yourself & if no one is there to take you right now to the emergency room, call 9-1-1!
Avatar n tn All I know is that after the tooth root was pulled out,he went in with a spoon shaped device and scraped the infection out of the empty tooth socket( yes,all without anesthesia )He was able to do two scrapings but he wanted to do four.I was feeling nauseated from swallowing too much blood and he decided to leave it the way it was. Will it cause any problems later? Will the infection stuff that was left in go away on it's own? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I had that problem a few years back, I begged the dentist to remove an aching tooth but an x-ray revealed a pocket of infection compressing the nerves under the tooth.
Avatar f tn Could this sinus infection ive had for about two weeks be affecting my jaw because it is really painful. I know my jaw is slightly unaligned because I need braces and my wisdom tooth out and I get that. Im just wondering why its hurting this bad with this virus I have. I cant chew foods or open my mouth slightly, its not extreme pain but its bareable, I feel it.
Avatar m tn Hi, I got a bride fitted on my top left side, it is 4 teeth and fits on the tooth next to the top left wisdom tooth, obviously that tooth was ground and made smaller for the bridge to fit on it, the tooth was absolutely healthy and fine, i have never had any problems with that tooth earlier, the day grinding took place that tooth became sore, very very sensitive and I had to get temp.
Avatar m tn Infections in the mouth can cause a problem with an infection in or around the heart; that is the reason some people with heart disease need to have antibiotics before any dental work; however, HBP and a higher than normal HR is not indicative of heart disease. Usually the type of problem you would have as a result of an infection would be a form of dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, pericarditis or endocarditis.You would have been pretty sick, more than likely in the hospital.
Avatar f tn You seem to have alot going on here to me...again an infected tooth can effect the heart as well as the brain w. infection. Most of us actually do recognize the fact when something is going on w. our hearts because they basically tell us when something is wrong. You need to make a call to the dentist tomorrow and be sure to let them know that since the infection you are getting headaches as well as your heart is not feeling right to you ...
Avatar f tn The pain and sensitivity increased so the tooth was eventually removed. I thought this would be the end of the problems. Things still have not settled and whilst there was some improvement the teeth either side of the extraction are now aching and ache for some time after eating or drinking. The extraction site still throbs but I expect that is nornal and will settle. The pain and throbbing goes round to my chin but it is only the teeth either side of the1st(?
Avatar n tn I tagged this question on to my last post, but I would really like an answer, so I will try again. Does poor dental problems (tooth decay) heighten the chance of HIV infection via oral sex?
623537 tn?1243564908 Absolutely! But this would mean the infection is severe. Is there anyone you can borrow the money from to get the root canal done? You have to be careful of tooth infections, as it can spread to the brain. This happened to a friend of mine, she had to go into the hospital, but all turned out okay. Don't want to scare you, but infections can travel, and fast. Maybe you could work out a payment plan with your dentist, but do something.
Avatar f tn Mouth infection is serious. Your decisions based on your anxiety are ill advised. Tooth bacteria is proven to cause heart disease. If you do not understand medication instructions, ask questions instead of deciding you know better.