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    Old 02-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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    Root canals cause positive Lyme test?

    Diagnosed with MS 2 years ago. Had a positive Lyme test last Fall. I have been researching a lot and it seems one can have a positive Lyme test if they have infection in their mouth due to root canals. I believe this bacteria from the root canals can cause MS. Wondering if the 6 root canals are the source of all my problems? Thoughts, anyone?!

     
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    Old 02-21-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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    Re: Root canals cause positive Lyme test?

    I never had a root canal and was infected by Tick ....I don't believe root canals can cause catastrophic illness.

     
    Old 02-22-2014, 03:22 AM   #3
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    Re: Root canals cause positive Lyme test?

    Not sure what you are asking. Many of us with LD were first diagnosed with MS and a host of other things as well. MS and LD symptoms are often the same. Current thinking is that a lot of folks with MS actually have LD and have been misdiagnosed. If you had a positive lyme test then you have lyme disease and should be treating for that ASAP. You should be tested for co-infections as well.

    I don't know if tooth infections can be the causative factor for MS or Lyme but I do know that lyme can lead to problems in every bodily system. After developing LD I also had to have many root canals throughout the years because of cracked teeth. Maybe that is where the lyme infection first showed up with you but usually there are other symptoms as well.

    It really would behoove you to find a lyme specialist, an LLMD, to begin treatment, and as I've said, soon!

    All the best,

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    Old 02-22-2014, 06:23 AM   #4
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    Re: Root canals cause positive Lyme test?

    Hi Anniee, like Tess I had cracked teeth that needed root canals long ago. I learned the last few years from my specialist that is treating me and by reading. That any bacteria, including Lyme can be in the roots of our teeth. And when we have root canals they can be trapped under the caps. You can have a specialty x-ray done, sorry I forget what it is called right now. To see if you have bacteria captured in the roots. My doc wanted me to have it done, but never had done it.

    I have also read that disturbing some teeth such as root canals can cause Lyme or any other infection that has laid dormant flare up.
    I've also read that some say it is best to have those teeth pulled that have root canals so there is no bacteria captured. Everyone has different opinions on it.

    I also was told I had M.S. even though testing wasn't proving that.

    You on any treatment?

    I "think" it is a Panorex x-ray, it shows bacteria that is there.

    Jodie

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