I just found out that I have abscessed tooth on the right lower part of k nine tooth. Endodontist recommended that I treat it first by root canal procedure and see if we can save the tooth.
My current condition is that I’ve been hbv b chronic all my life, been on antiviral meds for 18 years and alt ast normal under 10, undetectable dna, fibroscan done last year detect no scarring, relatively healthy liver. i try to eat healthy and monitor my physical condition. I had never had any problems with my teeth other than having had braces at age 13. Now I’m 54 years old.
In recent days, I had a conversation with someone who is a dentist. When I told him my tooth problem (but did not mention hep b.) and I pointed the location of my tooth, he immediately said that I should check my liver. I was dumbfounded and said why. He said let me have a look at your eyes and said that my pupils are blurry, a sign of liver problem.
My question, my abscessed tooth, is it related to my liver problem or did the infection/toxicitiy build up due to taking antiviral for many years?
Would appreciate any comments of your experience.