Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 1 month ago

Is it safe to get tooth pulled if you have a heart disease  or heart condition ?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago


  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Absolutely safe, a local,injection does not affect the heart.

  • 1 month ago

    Of course. Worse to ignore it and risk infection 

  • 1 month ago

    If your doctor says it is then it's OK

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. In fact, not getting it pulled can worsen a heart condition as not pulling the tooth leads to infection from tooth decay that your body is constantly fighting back with white blood cells remaining and causing heart damage. Just like your blood carries white blood cells to the decayed tooth to fight back the festering infection that results, the blood also carries bits of that infection away. When those bits of infection comes into contact with heart valves, they damage them. Over time, that chronic damaging of your heart valves leads to them not effectively holding the blood from pressuring backward, so the heart starts fighting itself, which then ultimately leads to heart failure. But if you get your tooth pulled and have heart disease or a heart condition, you will almost certainly want to use local anesthesia, not general anesthesia.

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