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How Do Untreated Cavities Affect Your Mouth
Untreated Cavities: Teeth destruction, also called dental caries (cavities) is due to chronic bacterial infection. Untreated dental decay may lead to loss of teeth, gum disease, absorption of jaw bone, and uncommonly abscesses around the teeth. Abscesses, while uncommon, can lead to serious infections in the neck, jaw, and may spread into the bloodstream, causing infection of heart valves. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Probably not: May be joint related problem. Please call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
If you have cavities on both sides of mouth is it true you can't have it all taken care of in one day bc they can't give a shot on both sides?
Too many possible: Sure a cavity can cause pain, but it could be a sore in the mouth, an infection, a bone cyst in the upper or lower jaw, a bruise from trauma, an extra growing tooth, a deep abscess needing a root canal. Best to see a dentist and get it checked thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an oral cavity/small cut in my mouth and my cut crosses with that; could the disease pass through cuts/sores?
Yes: Any cut can get infected. Oral tissues are pretty resilient, however. Would be good idea to have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
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