Recurrent infections have any other health consequences such as developing heart disease
When I was 14 I had a moped accident and had my #7 and #8 teeth knocked out. They were put back in and stayed until the resorbed about 14 years later. When the stubs of those teeth, which had grown to the bone, were removed, they had to pulverize (with a drill) the last bit of tooth attached to the bone to make sure they got it all. Some bone was taken as well in the process. When my implants were put in, they tried to build the bone back. But I was told at the time that they could not build bone vertically, so they did they best they could.
I ended up with two fairly long posts that go at "V" angle into one crown that aestheticly are those two teeth. So the implants were never very strong and I have always tried not to use them (I also have an overbite, which helps). However, I do get reccurrent infections (like 2-3 per year). I irrigate with listerine (or peridex) with a waterpic morning and night, and floss them as well. A fistula has formed and has been there for years which allows for the drainage of the infections. I am 42 now. I can tell when an infection is occuring because right under the right side of my nose, if you push, it will be sore.
My concern and question is this: Will these recurrent infections have any other health consequences such as developing heart disease or something else? And should I have them removed, or capped to stop these infections? I have asked other dentists and doctors and all seem to dismiss it, but intuitively this doesn't make much sense to me given the associations between gum disease and heart disease.
Just trying to clear this up, no pun intended. I appreciate your response.