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Dr. James Beck
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is it possible for rotting wisdom tooth cause health problems?

Dr. James Beck
Board Certified, Dentistry
6 years in practice
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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. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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?

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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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35 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. George Ayoub
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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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?

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?

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. Lon Kessler
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Broken teeth at the gumline can it cause health problems on the body as same side ?

Dr. Lon Kessler
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Broken teeth at the gumline can it cause health problems on the body as same side ?

Question: Can you be more specific? Do not understand question. ...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?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

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. Stanley Halpern
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37 years in practice
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Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

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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Can poisions from a rotten tooth cause arthritis?

Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Can poisions from a rotten tooth cause arthritis?
Dr. Majid Jamali
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Can a rotten tooth cause inflammation in my sinuses?

Dr. Majid Jamali
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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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