May 06, 2013

Bacterial Endocarditis From Infected Teeth

Bacterial endocarditis is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates.  In this report a patient with several episodes voluntarily had full mouth extractions and dentures made, because routine dental procedures had precipitated his infections.  After three years, the patient had no further episodes.  While this treatment is unique, this case presented in the literature shows there are certain instances where a patient-centered approach necessitates alternative options.  J Prosthet Dent 2011; 106: 1-5

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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