Brock was surprised to learn the condition likely started with the crown replacement. Endocarditis affects about 200,000 people in the U.S. every year, Bafi said. It can be caused by a skin injury or wisdom tooth removal.
“If we don’t treat this, people die just of heart failure,” Bafi said.
Now, Brock is trying to raise awareness of the condition.
"It was simple, you know, I'm just going to the dentist, I didn't think about it. We need to think about these things and we need to pay attention," Brock said.