Hidden Tooth Infections Put You At Risk of Heart Disease

hidden-tooth-infections-put-you-at-risk-of-heart-disease-mernda-dentistA dental infection (also called a dental abscess) is a collection of pus that can develop inside the tooth, in the gums, or in the bone holding the teeth in place. Abscesses must be treated as soon as possible as they can spread to other parts of the body and can make a person gravely ill.

A study performed at the University of Helsinki, which was published in the July issue of the Journal of Dental Research, stated that an infection of the tooth’s root tip increases the possibility of coronary artery diseases, even if the infection doesn’t show any symptoms.