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Can tooth decay cause heart problems?

23yr old son has a heart murmer, tooth decay. He passed out at work and they done ekg. doctor told him the right side of his heart wasnt working. he has to go to a cardiologist. They asked if he done drugs. He did for about 2yrs, pain pills. my question is wont bad teeth cause heart problems? what does this mean for someone with a murmer?
Sat, 19 Jul 2014
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Valvular heart disease can be accentuated with dental bacteria . Literature has ample proofs. That is why prophylactic amoxycyllin is given to cardiac patients before dental treatment.
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