AF and dental work

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I went to see a dietitian today and he advised me to seriously consider having my metal fillings out and also my root canal taken out the reasons been that the metal fillings can poison your system and the root canal can become infected and the toxins around the root canal can be linked to heart problems - does anyone have any knowledge or experience of this ?

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    Dental problems are linked to heart disease (you can google it) and AF patients should have regular dental check ups as should patients about to undergo heart surgery..
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    Not  credible in the sense that there is any of agreement on this and those that do promote changing out filings tend not to be doctors or real researchers. That said, if the money doesn't matter, probably no harm, plus white filings might look better, but I certainly wouldn't do it because ou felt you had to. The root canal thing I don't understand. No metal there as far as I know. What are they going to do once they pull the filling out? Leave a hole?

    I'd pull that dietician before my fillings smile

    Jim

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    with the root canal the thinking is that appx 10% of root canals fail which then causes infection, this infection then has a knock on effect to the rest of the body ??? I think with the fillings it’s that the mercury levels in the body increase ??? I’m just starting to look into this so don’t quote me on it 
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      A root canal is done to stop an infection. It is one of many options including a bridge, pulling the tooth, and an implant. Each has it's pro's and con's depending on the individual situation. A root canal is the closet option to your own tooth but if it fails then you go  to another option.

      Jim

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    Got to say, I have some recollection of a relationship between dental issues and cardiac issues, but Im blowed if I can drag it out of my memory where Ive read it!! Used to study physiology and anatomy a million years back, so likely then! Worth exploring more, but dont wreck your teeth and cause worse issues without loads more info Id suggest.
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