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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 engram, Community Member, asks

Q: can a toothache pain be that extreme where it causes a stroke? and if so what the percentage?

i had a stroke relating from i'm assuming severe pain from a toothache. i fear dentist and am wondering are there cases where this may happens to people.
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Cort, Health Guide
9/14/11 9:27pm

Toothaches, of course, can cause an enormous amount of pain - causing enormous. There does appear to be some connection between stress and stroke, perhaps because stress can increase blood pressure and cholesterol - both of which increase one's risk of having a stroke. 


Toothaches can also signal an infection which has a pretty easy into your system - causing further stress. 


Clearly it's best to take care of toothaches early and properly before they become too painful and before your teeth harbor a substantial infection. Good luck! 



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By engram, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/14/11, First Published: 09/14/11