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Could dental problems CAUSE high blood pressure?

I had been to the doctor last May and my b.p. was 118/68. I had a crown that
was loose in July that had to be put back on using posts. I had severe pain for
3-4 weeks and after that. In early July,  I ended up in the emergency room due
  to a severe headache and my b.p. was 198/106! I have been on meds since. I recently had the tooth removed because the root was damaged and infected and am in the process of having an implant placed. Could my high b.p. have  been caused by my tooth problems?
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367994 tn?1304957193
I wouldn't think hbp would cause a dental problem, but maybe the dental problem caused hpb due to the stress of the dental condition.

  
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976897 tn?1379171202
An infected root is basically an abscess, and these can get nasty. It was one of the most common causes of death before such medications as antibiotics  and indeed dentists. When the root dies, the pain disappears in many cases, so people are unaware of the underlying infection still existing in the root.
I agree with KK, I think the HBP was probably a result of the infection.
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In particular the medication that you may have taken for the pain (NAIDS like Ibuprofen) could increase the BP.

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