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Can A Root Canal Treatment Cause A Stroke?

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My friend has root canal tooth which is infected , he gets penicillin from a dentist and doesn’t want to remove that tooth , so he takes medication over and over. Recently he had a stroke . I am reading that some bad tooth root canals can cause stroke.
Now he had seizure . He never had a seizure in life before. I don’t think it is a good idea to keep that infected tooth
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
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You are 100% correct. It is NOT a good idea to keep the infected tooth. It's not a "bad" root canal that necessarily causes strokes rather the INFECTION that can be disseminated by not getting rid of the tooth or something called HYPERCOAGULOPATHY which can cascade a number of events eventually resulting in not only stroke but heart attack, pulmonary emboli, and other systemic disease. Write me at: www.bit.ly/drdariushsaghafi for more questions or information and convince your friend to make the decision to improve their dental hygiene by getting rid of that tooth if they want to maximize their chances of not having a repeat stroke.
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Can A Root Canal Treatment Cause A Stroke?

You are 100% correct. It is NOT a good idea to keep the infected tooth. It s not a bad root canal that necessarily causes strokes rather the INFECTION that can be disseminated by not getting rid of the tooth or something called HYPERCOAGULOPATHY which can cascade a number of events eventually resulting in not only stroke but heart attack, pulmonary emboli, and other systemic disease. Write me at: www.bit.ly/drdariushsaghafi for more questions or information and convince your friend to make the decision to improve their dental hygiene by getting rid of that tooth if they want to maximize their chances of not having a repeat stroke.