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Dr. James Beck
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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?

Possibly: Why chance either other health problems if you already have a problem with a broken tooth? You may simply need a filling or crown. If you wait, then in addition, probably a root canal. Last how can you chew on a broken tooth? In addition, doing nothing may yield infection, requiring more extensive problems. A small fix now prevents a big fix later! ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. George Ayoub
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Dr. John DeWolf
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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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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Majid Jamali
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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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Dr. Harry Ringer
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Can a rotten tooth cause face and head pressure?

Possible: A rotten tooth can lead to infection that can also spread to other areas, including the nerves and tissue of the mouth and head. See a qualified dentist asap to make sure and treat, especially getting the tooth removed or treated. ...Read more

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