Is heart disease caused by a tooth infection?

Answer On One Hand: Heart RiskAccording to periodontist Dr. Joseph Nemeth, tooth infections can cause heart disease as well as other serious conditions like stroke and diabetes. Tooth infections, also kno... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Is heart disease caused by a tooth infection

After reviewing your x-ray of a tooth that had root canal 10 years ago an infection was discovered can this infection be treated with antibiotics as opposed to pulling the tooth?

AnswerIt's possible, but the infection will most likely come back again. There is no telling when, but it will. A week, two years, no way to tell.- You can also see an endodontist for a retreatment... Read More »

If my dad has heart disease what are my chances of having heart disease?

Genetics is one risk factor for heart disease. There are a number of other risk factors. Check out this web site for more information:

If you had an abscessed tooth removed but you still have swelling and pain where the tooth used to be could the infection still be in the jaw or gums?

Answer That depends on how recently you had the tooth removed. If it was a few days ago, some swelling and pain are normal. But if it's been a week or more, that's not good. Yes, the infection co... Read More »

Is heart disease the same thing as cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are often thought to be synonymous. But the relationship is a bit more complicated. Cardiovascular disease is a form of heart disease, the latter of which c... Read More »