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Dental surgery may be linked to heart problems

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:03 AM
Dental surgery may be linked to heart problems

For people who have dental surgery, the risk of heart attack and stroke may grow during the weeks following the procedure, British research suggests.

According to the study, heart attack and stroke occurred more often in the first four weeks after the operation than any other time during or after the recovery period.

Little known information that could save you or a loved ones life.

A life long friend of mine had recent dental surgery (implants, etc). This was just before Christmas. Now where is he? Fighting for his life after a massive MI. He's going in for open heart (triple bypass) tomorrow morning.

Its' something to think about people.

The article does go on to say:

"This study could bring a lot of attention to dental procedures," said Weitz, "but I don't think people should look at this as a reason to be concerned."

But I would be concerned. I think there's a lot more here than we know about. The subject deserves a lot more study.


posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:13 AM
I think it's long been suspected that tooth decay was not good for your arteries. It's another reason you shouldn't forget to brush and floss. I think some dentists are pushing the flossing more, because cavities begin mostly in between teeth, where they can sit around for awhile and rot your teeth.

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:19 AM
how do you know if you have plaque cloggin ur ateries?

what can one do herbal wise to clear up the arteries?

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:11 AM
Every time I get fillings my teeth still hurt

posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:39 AM
reply to post by silo13

Now which is worse? Not getting the dental surgery when needed, or letting your teeth get worse?

If anyone knows of any herbs to help, let me know. The dentist basically told me I needed a root canal or my back molar pulled. This is one of those low cost/free clinic doctors. I had to pay $25 when I went to see him. I still owe him for the x-ray he took. He down out right refused to do anything saying he couldn't do it. I needed a specialist because of the way my roots are curved.

I guess I should be thankful that he was honest enough to say he couldn't do anything, even though I feel like I threw my money down the drain.

Now I don't have the money, no insurance, and no specialist is going to take me without either.

What are my chances of a heart problem letting it go? What are my chances of putting up with the pain? Right now it hurts on and off. For awhile it did affect my ear. Talk about dizzy spells.

Would the ER do anything if it gets too bad? Or is there anything such as a dental ER.

posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 09:05 AM
The health of the mouth is more connected to the rest of the body than we sometimes think. Obviously you wouldn't let something 'go', like cavities. That would be very bad because I would think that the 'rot' would eventually get into your jawbones. But even before that I think a cavity that has been let go can really make you feel pretty sick.
In the case of the person who got implant surgery, maybe they could have gotten something like good old fashioned false-teeth, or a bridge instead of implants. I have had a few implants and it is kind of a rough surgery. In this case, maybe the less invasive is better for the overall body. Our grandparents (for the most part) never had implants, but rather false teeth, and they didn't have these oral surgery related problems.
As for flossing... It is very important as to not allow the plaque to build up in between teeth because It does then tie into plaque in our arteries. It's not tooth decay that is bad for our arteries, but plaque.

@Mystery_Lady: It is a good question that you ask. I really wouldn't let it go if you've already had problems with your ear and dizzy spells. You are right, emergency rooms don't treat these kind of things, they just refer you to a specialist. If you need to have a tooth pulled because it is infected, (that's what a cavity is) then you should really consider doing it as soon as you can. The infection (cavity) won't go away on it's own, and soon, you will have more problems than you can ever imagine that you could have had!

PS: All of my knowledge is from experience and studying up on these things because of my own teeth related problems.

Good luck to you!

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