Root Canal Treatment
If you have an infected tooth, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. People who have a hard time fighting off infections may need to take Reference antibiotics Opens New Window before and after a root canal. Such people include those who have artificial heart valves or were born with Reference heart defects Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 22, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry