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Can A Rotten 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a badly broken tooth, it doesn't have an absyss or any pain but i was wondering having half a tooth open could cause any other health problems?
Have had a cavity in wisdom tooth for over 5 years. No dental insurance, so left it. Could this cause other health problems to overall health?
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. Insurance or not, you need to take care of your health. Contact your local dental society for low cost options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 mother has a problem with bad breath, she can wash her teeth twice and still have it.I am worried about it being health reason.Can ilness cause it?
If someone has a couple rotten teeth in the front of their mouth & they perform oral sex, can it causes the woman to have vaginal problems or a rash?
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 HIV and other stds., mucosal contact is the culprit and it can be dangerous. Use protection and discuss these issues with your partner so you can both be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 adults in their 90's with a full set of teeth and healthy gums. Poor oral hygiene, infrequent dental checkups and cleanings, a diet that promotes dental caries and some medical conditions make it more difficult to maintain your teeth over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodstream Highway: Picture your bloodstream like a highway that connects all the organs, joints and muscles of your body. If you have a tooth infection, those nasty bacteria are taking an onramp to the bloodstream highway in your jaw. The bacteria are riding that highway to your organs, joints and muscles. Research has shown those same bacteria in the mouth contribute to heart disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers