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Bad Breath Caused By Tooth Decay
Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should i go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath
See your dentist...: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but dental decay under a crown means removal is needed. It is possible to repair the tooth again and new crown placed, but chance is slim--the decaying tooth cannot hold the new crown (not healthy enough). Likely u will need tooth extraction and possible bridge or implant. The sooner the better..See your dentist/orthodontist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria Cause Both!: Here is a simple explanation of the common oral problems. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is the sticky stuff that forms on teeth. It contains billions of bacteria which eat the food you eat and produce acids as their waste which desolves the teeth. The same bacteria irritate the gums so they bleed and the rotting plaque and blood is what causes bad breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examination: Bad breath can be caused from many things such as: 1) not cleaning the teeth and gums. 2) cavities - some that you cannot see. 3) gum disease - some that you cannot see. 4) dry mouth situations. 5) stomach/digestion problems. You need to have your dentist do a complete examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the cause of bad breath? I have bad breath. I went to a dentist office because i thought that I have gum disease. The told me that i don't have it ( I have no insurance, so I have to self pay). They clean my tooth and took X-ray and did'n find an
Many things: Besides gum disease other factors can cause bad breath or halitosis. It could be related to your diet. It could be related to a build up of bacteria not only on your teeth and gums, but also on your tongue and cheeks. I would recommend a tongue cleaner or gently using you tooth brush on your tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth to help reduce the bacteria that can contribute to bad breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad breath: Chronic bad breath may be due to: smoking, chronic dental decay and periodontal infection, abscessed tonsils, certain lung conditions like brochiectasis, chronic sinus infection, certain foods (if consumed regularly), and there are a few genetic causes (unfortunately, as yet there are not readily available tests for these conditions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.
Bad breath: Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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