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Have you heard that a root canal can clear up heart issues?

Asked by Aster (19413points) 3 weeks ago

This is hard to find but I heard it said by a doctor on Youtube. He said, and did not elaborate, that if a person has certain heart conditions or symptoms (including numb feet) a root canal can clear up the problems. Do you believe a root canal can do this?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

I know that certain dental conditions can result in lethal heart infections.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. Teeth can infect the gum line. Then, if the gums bleed, the infection can certainly spread, through the bloodstream, to the heart… In other words, it’s plausible…

Aster's avatar

Thanks Stan. Can you have a serious dental condition without pain? And thank you also @MrGrimm888 . This is all so frightening.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. At least we have some medical understanding of the correlation, between dental /heart health. Such things, are understandably frightening, but we have ways of dealing with it. I hope you can take some solace from that.

Take care.

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