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Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks i'm the gums even when you brush your teeth. Occasionally this bacteria can cause sepsis particularly when it attacks the valves i'm the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Bacteria In The Blood (Definition)

When bacteria moves into the bloodstream, sepsis or septicemia occurs which can cause major organ damage and ...Read more


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Can dental abscesses cause halitosis?

Can dental abscesses cause halitosis?

Yes: If the abscess is draining into your mouth it can cause halitosis. The abscess needs to be treated regardless. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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Why do biofilms cause tooth decay?

Why do biofilms cause tooth decay?

Plaque: Biofilms usually refer to bacterial accumulation in water lines. Biofilms such as bacterial plaque on teeth will cause many problems. An accumulation of bad bacteria anywhere in your body is a bad thing. Strep mutans accumulating on your teeth allow them to secrete acids that degrade your tooth enamel and ultimately create decay. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants cause problems like tooth sensitivity ?

Can dental sealants cause problems like tooth sensitivity ?

Should not: Dental sealants are a thin, preventive coating placed over deep grooves in teeth to prevent cavities. You should have no pain or sensitivity with sealants. If a sealant is too thick, it may cause you to put too much pressure on the tooth when you bite down on it. Over time, this can make tooth sensitive. A minor adjustment to thin sealant and reduce the pressure, should stop any sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can dental hygienist cause damage?

Can dental hygienist cause damage?

Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that a Dental Hygienist will cause any damage to the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. A patient may experience some discomfort if they do not have good home care and their gum tissue is inflamed prior to their dental visit. It is important to see your hygienist every 3-6 months to maintain a healthy oral environment. ...Read more

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Can fertility treatments cause tooth decay? Cavities?

Can fertility treatments cause tooth decay? Cavities?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause dental problems/cavities?

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Can oral thrush cause dental problems/cavities?

Definitely, no: While it is common for oral thrush to grow on the cheek and tongue, it is not so common to find Candida in plaque and there is no relation to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can scraping during dental deep cleaning cause tooth fractures?

Can scraping during dental deep cleaning cause tooth fractures?

Rare: I have never heard of that happening. It is possible that there might already be a crack in a tooth that is further exposed by a dental cleaning. Dental cleaning is good for your and harmless. ...Read more

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Will dental sealants to prevent gum erosion?

Will dental sealants to prevent gum erosion?

NO: No a dental sealant will not protect your gum tissue from eroding. Have your dentist check your bite and make sure it is balanced. Also check for wear facets or signs of clenching and grinding. Also make sure you do not use anything stiffer than a soft tooth brush. ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants stop sensitivity?

Can dental sealants stop sensitivity?

Yes and no: yes and no, this same material can be placed on exposed root surfaces to seal them and prevent sensitivity. sensitivity is usally not found on the top of the tooth unless decay has progressed and when that happens a filling is needed as a sealant wont work. ...Read more

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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Possibly: Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid , which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth infection cause pharyngitis and can wisdom teeth infection cause no fever?

Can wisdom teeth infection cause pharyngitis and can wisdom teeth infection cause no fever?

Dental infections: Dental infections can spread to cause pharyngitis and may not always cause a fever in the early stages. Please see a local dentist for an evaluation asap. Infections can spread quickly, and even be life threatening. ...Read more

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Will sinusitis cause erosion of teeth?

Will sinusitis cause erosion of teeth?

Basically, No: But bad teeth can cause sinus problems, although that is relatively rare as well. A sinus ct can usually tell what is the source of the problems. ...Read more

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Why does smoking lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Why does smoking lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Indirectly: Smoking indirectly leads to tooth decay because of the increased heat of the cigarette or cigar etc. Causing the bacteria that cause the decay to be more active, this also applies to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The other component chemicals from the smoke cause irritation and tissue damage. ...Read more

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Can years of prednisone cause tooth decay?

Can years of prednisone cause tooth decay?

Not cause it but..: Years of Prednisone can diminish your natural immunity which can allow bacteria to cause more rapidly advancing tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can dental x-rays miss detecting a dental abscess?

Can dental x-rays miss detecting a dental abscess?

Yes: When there is an abscess in the bone, then it appears in the x-ray by the pattern of bone destruction. If an abscess is small, or limited to soft tissue, then it will not be evident on an x-ray. Additionally, an x-ray is a 2-dimensional view of a 3-d environment - if the abscess is superimposed by another structure in the image, then the abscess may not be evident in the x-ray. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Depends on the type.: Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities. These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few. ...Read more

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Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

Rarely: Usually it is the other way around. The dental abscess erodes into the sinus. Sinusitis can definitely cause tooth pain As the nerves for your upper teeth run along the floor of the sinus and the pressure and inflammation from the sinus irritate the nerves. If your are having severe tooth pain have your dentist check to make sure there is not a dental problem contributing to your sinus problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dental Caries (Definition)

Caries is the term dentists use for bacterial tooth decay. Cavities is a commonly used synonym ...Read more