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Doctor insights on: Can A Rotten Tooth Cause Health Problems

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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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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?

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?

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 your body. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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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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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?

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 more

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Loosing your tooth gradually means aging normally or some health problems ?

Loosing your tooth gradually means aging  normally or some health problems  ?

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 more

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Can a tooth infection lead to other health problems?

Can a tooth infection lead to other health problems?

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 more

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