Here is My Question:
Is it possible to get worsening of MS symptoms from a tooth infection? (its a slight infection)
I'm getting it extracted to avoid any possibility of a root canal failing or reinfection in the future.
In addition, I wanted to see if antibiotics are needed before procedure? My DMT is Rituximab, so wanted to get some clarification if there were any contradictions. Thank you for your time!
Infections, usually symptomatic but sometimes asymptomatic infections, are one of the most common reasons for worsening of MS symptoms. This is called a pseudo-relapse, because it is usually not possible to find evidence of acute inflammatory activity in the brain or spinal cord when this occurs. The dentist or orthodontist will determine if there is an acute infection or abscess that requires antibiotic treatment. Treatment with rituximab is not a uniform reason to require antibiotics with surgical procedures unless your neurologist feels you are significantly immunosuppressed by your prior and current treatments. The dentist may ask your neurologist for clearance to proceed with the procedure and whether you require any antibiotics.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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