Effects of post-root canal infection?
June 4, 2007 10:41 PM Subscribe
Are there any known systemic effects of low-grade root canal infection after treatment?
posted by greatgefilte to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
I visited the dentist last week for the first time in a while, and a routine X-ray of a tooth that had had a root canal procedure performed years back (by another dentist) revealed that there was a bit of infection in a root tip that was probably not fully cleaned out. It's watch-and-wait for now, but I'm wondering if this lingering infection could possibly be exerting any effects on my general health -- specifically, if it would affect any part of my blood counts.