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Doctor insights on: Diseases That Cause Teeth To Rot

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Hello, I would like to learn what diseases could rotten teeth cause? Thanks in advance.

Hello, I would like to learn what diseases could rotten teeth cause? Thanks in advance.

Many: Decayed teeth is a severe infection of a major portal of the body. A severe condition such as accessing teeth have been responsible for brain infections leading to death. Oral bacteremia's have been associated strongly as a co-factor with heart disease, strokes, vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune disorders, joint breakdown and others. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can rotting teeth cause heart disease or a heart attack?

Can rotting teeth cause heart disease or a heart attack?

Yes: In addition to a correlation of periodontal disease and heart disease, decayed teeth that result in dental infections that go untreated can cause heart problems.
There can be a spread of infection via fascial planes to the mediastinum, resulting in heart problems and death. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a dead or rotting tooth causes pain in any other teeth?

Yes: A rotted tooth can have an infection around it and this can cause pain radiating on the entire side of you mouth. Don't wait. See a dentist and get this treated.
Infections can be serious. Get it taken care of. ...Read more

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What disease can cause your teeth to turn gray?

What disease can cause your teeth to turn gray?

Meds and trauma: Antibiotics like tetracycline can cause greying of the teeth at anytime in ones life, but is most common in the teen years as the drug is a great help for acne. Because the rout canal continues to mineralize into old age, the drug can incorporate at any time. Trauma that cuts off the blood supply to the tooth can cause darkening because of the dead cells inside the root canal. Get eval. ...Read more

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Will giving a 3-4 month old some ice cream cause a child's teeth rotting?

Will giving a 3-4 month old some ice cream cause a child's teeth rotting?

Not likely: Early childhood caries is usually caused by too much sugary foods and drink. Putting infants to bed with a bottle of juice or milk will cause decay also. It is good to brush the child's teeth or wipe the gums with a wash cloth if teeth aren't erupted yet. A little bit of ice cream every now and then is fine. ...Read more

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I have cut my nails with my teeth can it cause disease?

I have cut my nails with my teeth can it cause disease?

Bad habit: Bacteria, viruses and germs in general can be spread from the nail to your mouth and then to your stomach. These can bring you some stomach disorders (stomach flu, etc). Use a nail cutter device or nail scissors in the future. Nail biting is a bad habit and soon becomes an addiction. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diseases or cause what looks like a few teeth have grown above the gum, indentation in gum where tooth was, and few diff enamal gone at gum, brushfloss, d?

Diseases or cause what looks like a few teeth have grown above the gum, indentation in gum where tooth was, and few diff enamal gone at gum, brushfloss, d?

Many possibilities: Hard to say just from your description but some answers would be periodontal disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), overly agressive tooth brushing are some examples. Either a consult with a general dentist or a periodontist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

Yes: Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, acanthoma and carcinoma in situ. Regarding gum disease, tobacco product causes root surface roughness and delay wound healing. Tobacco product will aid in dry mouth and thus causes root caries leading to rotting teeth. ...Read more

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Could brushing your teeth too hard cause fatal oral diseases?

Could brushing your teeth too hard cause fatal oral diseases?

Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive. ...Read more

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One of my adult teeth (lateral incizor) seems to be slightly loose. I am currently wearing retainers. Can this be the cause? I doubt its gum disease.

One of my adult teeth (lateral incizor) seems to be slightly loose. I am currently wearing retainers. Can this be the cause? I doubt its gum disease.

It is normal: You should wear the retainer on a regular 24/7 schedule, and your teeth will re-tighten. See your orthodontist if concerned. ...Read more

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What kind of metabolic disorders cause yellow teeth?

What kind of metabolic disorders cause yellow teeth?

Yellow teeth: I would start by consulting your own dentist and venture a guess that the source of your yellow teeth, while possible, is not related to any metabolic disorders. Having said that, see the following website to answer your question: http://dentalresource. Org/topic53stainedteeth. Html. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't brush my teeth often I think its the cause :// if I brush them daily will gum disease go?

What to do if I don't brush my teeth often I think its the cause :// if I brush them daily will gum disease go?

Brush often: Not brushing allows the bacteria in the mouth to adhere to the teeth. If not removed, the gums become infected. Minimally you should brush 2x/day and floss. If you already have gum disease, you need to have professional treatment to get your gums healthy. Consult with a dentist ...Read more

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Could brushing your teeth too much cause gum disease?

Could brushing your teeth too much cause gum disease?

No: No. Gum disease is untreated bacterial infection that produces irritants that cause the gums to swell and cause bone to be lost, which leads to gum recession and loose teeth. Overbrushing can lead to gingival (gum) recession if too much force is used, as in heavy scrubbing motion or using a hard or firm bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if this pea size bump in the bottom of my mouth is caused by rotten teeth?

I'm wondering if this pea size bump in the bottom of my mouth is caused by rotten teeth?

Possible: You can get small lesions in the gums around your teeth that can be related to abscess. They are sometimes painful and sometimes not. You should have a dentist take a look for you...Especially if you already know you have cavities and problems. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Yes and yes: There are many otc mouth guards which are effective for some people. Moist heat applied to the area can help. Nsaids can help.
Impacted wisdom teeth can refer pain to the tmj. ...Read more

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Brush/floss daily what causes the enamal to come off teeth at the gum area, could certain diseases/disorders cause this or what causes it, an what 2 do?

Brush/floss daily what causes the enamal to come off teeth at the gum area, could certain diseases/disorders cause this or what causes it, an what 2 do?

First make sure you: Only using a soft or sensitive toothbrush. Also use a normal toothpaste (crest, colgate. ..) not one which is overly abrasive (like a smokers toothpaste). Check with your dentist if you are clenching or grinding, and if so to have an appliance made. Finally be evaluated by an orthodontist if malocclusion exists. Genetics and family periodontal history can also contribute. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read more

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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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Can I get a disease from an unethical dentist placing someone elses rotten teeth in my mouth without my consent while I under? I recently stayed at a place that claimed that they help homeless people with shelter. There was a sign up that said that the p

Can I get a disease from an unethical dentist placing someone elses rotten teeth in my mouth without my consent while I under? I recently stayed at a place that claimed that they help homeless people with shelter. There was a sign up that said that the p

You: You clearly sound very upset about this. I am concerned about the health of your teeth, but am also concerned about your mental health. It is possible for an individual to perpetually think that others are out to harm him or her. Granted, there are dangers in the world but some people are more apt to see things as threatening or dangerous. Have you received mental health care in the past? This would likely benefit you. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder, and I started biting myself on my arms really hard. Could that cause harm to my teeth?

I have anxiety disorder, and I started biting myself on my arms really hard. Could that cause harm to my teeth?

No: But this will cause harm to your arm and you will infect your arm with mouth bacteria which can result in a serious infection. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

Complex answer: Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease. Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms.
I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist. ...Read more

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What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

Vitamin C deficiency: The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency (scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible. ...Read more

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Rotten wisdom teeth, food gets stuck inside. Can that cause swollen neck glands, a low grade fever and feel sick all the time? On cipro (ciprofloxacin). Just worried.

Rotten wisdom teeth, food gets stuck inside. Can that cause swollen neck glands, a low grade fever and feel sick all the time? On cipro (ciprofloxacin). Just worried.

Yes: Yes, rotten wisdom teeth can cause all of the symptoms you describe. The solution is to have these infected wisdom teeth removed. An antibiotic can only help shrink the infection, it will not make it go away. You should make an appointment with an oral surgeon asap so they work with you to solve this problem. ...Read more

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Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?

Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?

YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! A dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more