Have others had heart problems after having teeth removed for Dentures
Shortly after having my teeth pulled for dentures I began to retain water and after awhile went to my doctor and found out my heart was in A-fib. After seeing a Cardiologist and he had an echo cardiogram done he said it looked like Amyloidosis had started to thicken my heart walls. I went through several test and the results were mixed as if I have this or not. My blood tests showed no signs of it and after a month of tests my blood tests started to look better than they first looked. I've been thinking about what may have started this and I really wonder if the dentist who had stated I had some gum disease but he never treated my for it, if this release of disease when my teeth were pulled had caused my blood to start producing the protein that Amyloidosis is from and put my heart into A-fib? Tests have been sent to the Mayo Clinic for them to review to see if I should go to the clinic and they find the tests as being questionable as to being positive to Amyloidosis and would probably run many of the tests again , But they can not see me until Aug or maybe even Sept. Well I can not wait that long to get help due to the shortness of breath, not getting enough blood to my lungs when doing just simple things at work or home. Just walking is getting much tougher to do. Has anyone heard of having there heart go into A-fib after having removal of teeth?