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584903 tn?1233831386

are you all checking for dental abcesses

Over the last few months my PVC's got much worse despie sticking to my hard earned 'rules' to avoid 'triggers' I was getting really worried but noticed tender gums so plucked up the courage to go to the dentist and he found two abcesses -  which invoved teeth removal (YUK) and a third one later during a root canal procedure.
Since having this done over the last few weeks i have noticed a vast improvemnt in my PVC's and feel much better.
So if in doubt pluck up courage and get to the dentist!

dave
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549433 tn?1215455620
when it comes to the dentist i have 0% courage,i am terrified and its been about 3 years since i was last seen,cant see that changing any time soon lol............
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584903 tn?1233831386
Same here - i'm a real chicken when it comes to dentists but i just am so amazed at the difference it's made.
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612551 tn?1450022175
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Well I've had one root canal - no more, thank you.  It was followed by a full crown too, must have cost me over $1,000 and I have dental insurance, so to speak.  
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584903 tn?1233831386
yees it sure is expensive but my post is about the difference that it can make to PVC's when you get rid of infections - I had read about it but seeing it for myself has been amazing.
dave
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612551 tn?1450022175
COMMUNITY LEADER
Sorry by my sidetrack, the side issues of a fear of the dentist got me going.  

Your post looks to provide valuable input for suffers of PVC, which I do not...just AFib for me.
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549433 tn?1215455620
on a serious note though i do take what you say seriously,off topic but with cats gum disease is very common and it has been proven that left untreated it can shorten a cats life as well as affect the heart....................
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554422 tn?1220575366
Hey bud!Lol wellllllllllll since you bring up abssesses...im on my second round of antibitoics..remember a bit ago I had meds for the wisdom tooth...now its for the other side!!!!!!SIGH! CAn you believe my dental insurance isnt good for 6 months!!!!!!!You actually have to wait that long untill it kicks in...dont ask,i have NO idea why..lol so im trying to hang in there...its my fault..i waited too long because when i did have dental i was a big chicken..now im dealing with 4 teeth that NEED MAJOR OVERHAUL...thats if im even allowed to keep the molars:( I dont know...probablly root canals...)but thats if im lucky..most of the teeth im talking about have broken completly off..yes you heard right...im so embarrassed...its probally from the coca cola addiction too:( well after all is done im started over and taking better care of me!THATS IF I HAVE ANY TEETH LEFT.
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454966 tn?1225158761
I know what you mean. I have had an infected tooth for three years now but couldn't afford the root canal, I hope so much next month when I get the root canal the pvcs lighten way up! I also have like 6 teeth that need filled. But I have no dental so I have to pay all of this but I have to do it I want to keep all my teeth and I want my mouth healthy. I hope everything works out for you Jules!

Tara
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554422 tn?1220575366
Your so sweeet!:)We are a lot alike with all our "issues" lol!
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584903 tn?1233831386
thanks for that - I didn't know that - so it must be the same for us.
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584903 tn?1233831386
Roll on the 6 months - cos you're making great progress now so imagine what you'll be like when all your teeth are sorted and all infections gone.
I was so like you in that  as well as the fear it was the pure embarrassment of what I had let happento my teeth that kept me away and I also had a couple of boken teeth.
My dentist was realy kind but i hate to think what was going through his mind!
On a positive note I just can't believe how painless it all was - the extractions, the root canal and the fillings - Honestly I could not feel a thing - so don't anyone be put off by fear of pain. - this really is a case of NO PAIN LOTS OF GAIN.
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584903 tn?1233831386
Good luck next month and let us know the effect on your PVC's!!
In a way we are like a big medical experiment  -we all try things and then let everyone else know how we get on - No Bulls**t just the truth.
dave
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255722 tn?1452546541
:-)  

That medical experiment keeps right on going....  You know what I've found?  Whenever there is ANYTHING wrong in my body...infection (respiratory, stomach, oral, etc), trauma (cut, scrape, BIG ouchie bruise) or emotional upset the PVC's increase accordingly. MY completely ameteur opinion is that the body's immune response is tied directly to the sympathetic nervous system, and the increase in HR and BP associated with an immune response causes my silly little helper cells to become overactive.  And of course the emotional thing is also an increaser of HR, BP and our nasty friend adrenaline.

Your post made so much sense...at the same time...the immediate and clear reaction of deteste for our friendly dentists was amusing :-).  I could hear the PVC's rising for many of you just at the THOUGHT of a dentist LOL!!!
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Gum disease has recently been shown to be caused by a tiny organism that's very hard to find and culture (spirochetes). I wouldn't be a bit surprised if very low numbers of the organism also attack the heart tissues, and could possibly damage signal generation tissues. That would explain a lot of mysteries in arrhythmias. It could also explain why some ablations are only effective for a while.

If an organism such as spirochetes did cause heart arrhythmias, surely it would have been discovered by now, right?  Not necessarily, because they don't grossly infect tissues in billions like staph and strep we are familiar with. A few thousand could damage heart nervous tissue, and the numbers would be too small to detect by the usual methods. I really don't know, just something to think about.

Best of health,,,
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584903 tn?1233831386
thanks for that info it's really interesting and I will be looking to find out more. there is still so much more to find out
dave
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489725 tn?1280052553
thats fascinating ,and sure leaves something to think about ,,,

to greendave
i go to my densist every 4 mths for a check ,,i sat in the chair for 40 mins a couple of weeks ago to get some fillings replaced ,not one pvc lying there ,,so i have nice white teeth now ..........  :o)
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584903 tn?1233831386
from now on when all this dental work is finished I'm going to do the same as you. I've gome for the white ceramic fillings as the old mercury fillings can leak and that is also bad i think.
You know loads of things so have you come across this in your research.?
When's the party?
dave
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489725 tn?1280052553
i am not sure when the party is but my heart was having it's own little party all day ,,i however did not attend so were'er ot talking now  lol
i have all my mercury fillings gone now i had only 4 but i endured the drilling and having 2 hands stuck in my mouth cause i believe they are not good for the body in the long run.,they can wreck havoc on the digestive system and weaken the body in time , mercury or dental amalgam can also cause  autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, birth defects, oral lesions, and mental disorders. Scientists agree that mercury  fillings expose the bearers to a daily dose of mercury, but different studies have concluded that this exposure may be as low as 1-3 µg/day (FDA), or as high as 27 µg/day  The effects of this exposure are disputed, and currently dental amalgam is approved for use in most countries, although Norway and Sweden are  exceptions.
but densist's will argue strongly against that but it is true and say that they are the ones in danger when usung it ,i suppose it depends on which u prefer ,and some will be more prone to these fillings as other's would not ,and then u have the whole cost involed etc,
i dont know much as yet about spriochetes only i think it involves plaque ,,,and when u consider that the mouth produces digestive enzymes as well ,u can see why it is important to brush after every meal.the oral hygienist tells me to floss 3 times a day and brush 3 also ,i have to say i have good teeth,,for now .
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