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can a rotten tooth cause health problems

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
"Rot" in your mouth!: You already answered your own question. If something is "rotting' in your mouth, or anywhere in your body, that's a recipe for disaster...That's just ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Even though your broken tooth does not hurt it is important to get this treated. You are open to an infection, and this an be serious for the rest of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: That rotten tooth will at some point abscess, which can cause the infection to drain under your tongue and potentially close off your airway. Insuranc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: But it can cause problems all over your body. Infections can set up in the gums, and increase inflammation all over, which increases the risk of hear ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Medical problem: I know of no instances where a psychological issue has interfered with the growth and development and eruption of teeth. Might want to check with the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
You do need to worry: You need to worry, as it is not normal for baby teeth to decay that early. Decay in one tooth indicates higher chance of decay in others. He needs to ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fine
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Bad breath: Could be from gingivitis or a special type of throat. See local ENT and see what he or she thinks. Can get special type of probiotics to replenis ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Those little pieces of stuff that are accidentally swallowed (including little bones, seeds, plastic, glass, metal, etc...) will usually be pooped out ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Not so much the rotten teeth but herpes type i (oral) can transmitted to become type ii (genital) as you describe. In addition to allowing transfer of ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Loosing teeth: There is no reason to lose your teeth regardless of your age. I have seen teenagers with rampant decay and numerous lost teeth while on the other hand ... Read More
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