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Old 03-30-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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Can Dental problems cause h-pylori?

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About a a year and a half ago, I had a LOT of dental work done..My back molars were broken and I had severe cavities. I had them fixed...some re-broke again. But I am wondering...I have been sick ever since I had work done and wonder if all the bacteria which was behind the teeth could have caused a infection. I have been put on acid reflux meds, protonix and carafate. And though they help a tiny bit..I still have this severe burning in my chest, throat, face and feel like behind my eyes are on fire as well as a lot of running to the bathroom. I figured by now..that if it were acid reflux only..some of the meds I am taking would have worked. I was thinking maybe it could be candida or even mercury poisoning from my broken and decayed teeth. But now am thinking it has to be some kind of infection. I have an appointment to see my Dr. in April...but she is on vacation. I plan on getting bloodwork done to see if I any of these issues show up. But am curious...has anyone out there ever had similar problems with dental work and getting sick after that? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: Can Dental problems cause h-pylori?

Last year I got an infection under a bridge I had done years ago. They had to cut the bridge off and I took lots of meds to heal the infection. Two months later I was diagnosed with H Pylori, and because of acid reflux, they found the pylori way up in my esophagus. They are thinking the pylori splashed up on my teeth and caused the infection.
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Re: Can Dental problems cause h-pylori?

How did they determine you had the h-pylori? I am going to have bloodwork done again to see if they can find anything...do you think your teeth caused the acid reflux..because of the bacteria. I suspect my teeth are draining into my stomach and causing all of my problems. If I live off of chicken and rice..the burning seems to get a tiny bit better..I suspect that this kind of food is blander and soaks up some of the bacteria and any acid that I might have. Who would have thought teeth could cause so many problems! I am debating about getting at least one of my molars removed..since the thing is rotted all the way down to the bone..but hate to have missing teeth. But at this point this burning is extremely painful and it stinks to live this way! Thanks for the info!

 
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Re: Can Dental problems cause h-pylori?

I was referred to a Gastro Doc because of digestive problems. She did an endoscopy and took a biopsy of my stomach. The stomach biopsy and the esophagus both showed the h pylori.
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Re: Can Dental problems cause h-pylori?

Hey Gingertea....
I am hoping not to have to go back to the gastro doc...spent a lot of time there as a child with my gallbladder being removed. I am hoping bloodwork shows if I do indeed have an infection. If it doesn't show an infection, then I am going to either HAVE to go back for more stomach tests or consider removing my one really bad tooth and see if it gets better! One way or another, I'd like to be past this issue! Thanks for the update on how you got diagnosed. At least I have an idea HOW you found out! Hope you are doing better!

 
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