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Can A Rotten Tooth Cause Health Problems
Absolutely: There are a whole host of medical problems that can arise from allowing dental issues to go untreated. Everything from an increased risk of heart disease, difficulty controlling blood sugar levels, and of course the possibility of infection. Don't let dental problems go untreated! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely!: Most definitely! there are a whole host of problems that can arise from a dental infection. If let go long enough, a dental infection can even go to the brain and be fatal, so this isn't something you want to ignore and let go untreated. Also, the sooner you seek treatment for it, the better your chances are at being able to save the tooth! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Absolutely!: Some molds release toxins that can cause a variety of problems, mostly with breathing, in humans in general. Some people will develop allergies to the molds; this often starts with nasal congestion and sneezing, and may develop into cough and wheezing as well. Remove all the mold with a dilute bleach solution but more importantly, eliminate the water leakage that allowed the mold to grow. ...Read more
Definitely, yes: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotten teeth: In addition to the expected pain and swelling, decayed teeth can cause infections that result in loss of bone, affect adjacent teeth, spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications and have actually been known to cause death. I personally know of several cases. Nothing to fool around with. Seek treatment right away. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Possibly: We don't have all the answers yet but there are more studies that link oral health with overall health than studies that don't show a link between the two. The basic theory of the oral/systemic health link is that chronic inflammation in the mouth can release certain chemicals into your bloodstream that trigger changes in the lining of arteries making clots stick or send bacteria to other organs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad teeth" your exposure to these bacteria is long term (several years). This can lead to an increase risk of both heart disease and stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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