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Is it possible for rotting wisdom tooth cause health problems?

Is it possible for rotting wisdom tooth cause health problems?

Yes, definitely: I think the tooth is only part of the human body that can be rotting and the human being still be alive. Yes, a decaying wisdom tooth can lead to a dental abscess which is an active infection in your mouth and in the bone which can spread to other parts of your body. This can cause serious illness and even death. ...Read more

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My 2yr old son's front teeth is decaying do I really have to worry bout it? Is it possible that it wil cause other health problems to him?

My 2yr old son's  front teeth is decaying do I really have to worry bout it? Is it possible that it wil cause other health problems to him?

Yes: At 2 years old the kid i'd not going to have his tooth replaced till at least 6 years ago decayed tooth can cause an infection it will be high risk if it spreads to other area of the body please check with your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Which is more likely to cause a delay in teeth growth: health problem or is it a symptom of a psychological issue?

Which is more likely to cause a delay in teeth growth: health problem or is it a symptom of a psychological issue?

Genetics: Genetics play a very large part in the eruption pattern and timing of the transition between primary and secondary teeth. Since there is a wide range in this timing, what you might consider delayed may well be within normal limits. Discuss this with your dentist or the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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Can a rotten tooth cause inflammation in my sinuses?

Can a rotten tooth cause inflammation in my sinuses?

Sinus: Absolutely! infections from teeth can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more

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