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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 more
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
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?
Question: Can you be more specific? Do not understand question. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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 more
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
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 more
Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?
Usually none.: Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found. Take care... ...Read more
I ve bad tooth sensitivity on all teeth recently, went to dentist, he can't c why, please advice me of other possible health problems I may b suffering with?
Sinus: Absolutely! Infections from teeth can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more
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
What can I take for pain that I'm having caused by a hole in my upper left tooth/back. Also I'm having a problem dedicating. What OTC should I take.
Gingival overgrowth: Many calcium channel blockers for hypertension can cause gingival overgrowth, including amlodipine other older meds, such as nifedipine, are much more common agents. In recent years, more documented cases have arisen with amlodipine as a causative agent, including several in my practice. ...Read more
Yes: As does having leg problems, eyebrow problems, ingrown toenail problems. Anything unusual can cause stress/anxiety. What is important is how you deal with it. If you have dental issues, don't stress out, call your Dentist who has the training and experience to treat your dental problems. Good luck. ...Read more
Impacted k9 tooth, can it be left alone and not cause problems I still have the baby tooth under it and don't want the trouble of removing it?!
1 in 7: Statistically there's a 1 in 7 chance that an impacted tooth will cause damage to adjacent tooth roots, bone, and/or soft tissue. They can become cystic, migrate, or cause positional damage. Unusual for baby tooth to last beyond your 30's at which time permanent tooth would have to be removed to place an implant. Have you considered having the permanent tooth Orthodontically moved into place? ...Read more
Of course: Patients mental disorders have increased risks of dental disease due to fear, costs, habits, life-style choices, distrust of dentists, negative past experiences or stigma felt at a dentist visit. Medications can cause gum problems, teeth clenching and tooth decay. ...Read more
Hey dentists what causes a tooth to be rotten in the first place? And what to do if your super scared of the dentist. Like a legit fear.
2 questions: Tooth decay caused by bacteria converting sugars into acids that attack tooth structure. Early diagnosis and treatment are the key. As to anxiety, your Dentist can help you to a comfortable non-threatening experience. Additionally, behavior modification and/or therapy would probably be of great help. Please don't put off treatment. Call a Dentist and get the healing process started. ...Read more
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 more
Varies: If the remaining portion is small and can be contained in bone upon healing, it may not pose a problem. It depends on the size and proximity to the surface of the bone. ...Read more
What causes cavities on tooth and what's the solution. I regularly clean my teeth but still facing cavities problem. What could be future protection.
Infection: Decay is an infection. By "cleaning" do you mean you brush? Proper daily flossing is necessary also. Use a Fluoride toothpaste and have Fluoride treatments at the dentists. Avoid between meal snacks with sugar in them. Avoid carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated drinks with sugar in them between meals. ...Read more
I have a problem in one tooth, When I eat cold water, sugar, sweets, hot water that touch that tooth cause pain, but tooth is looking ok and not any hole.
Contact a dentist: You have classic symptoms of a tooth decay and a visit to a dentist for evaluation and x-rays is warranted. Good luck. ...Read more
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