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Doctor insights on: Rotting Teeth Symptoms

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What can I do to avoid the pain if I have rotting teeth?

What can I do to avoid the pain if I have rotting teeth?

Get to a dentist: You can take advil (ibuprofen) or alleve to help until your dentist sees you. But don't delay. Serious problems like infection spread, tooth loss and medical complications will result.
In the middle ages, before modern dentistry, people died from dental abscesses all the time.
In our day and age, dentists can help you! ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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Is surgery required to remove rotting teeth?

Is surgery required to remove rotting teeth?

No: If they are actually rotti. G they can be pulled without anestjesoa. Partially rotten need surgery. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will my brain be affected by rotting teeth?

Need doctor's help! Will my brain be affected by rotting teeth?

Rotting Teeth: It is not likely. Especially if you are aware you have a problem and are doing something about it. But, as you read online, this is a possible outcome for severe tooth disease. Please follow the instructions of your dentist. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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Half rotten molar on my back left side. No symptoms. Anxiety problems anyway. I do have headaches. The tooth only hurts if messed with. Headaches?

Half rotten molar on my back left side. No symptoms. Anxiety problems anyway. I do have headaches. The tooth only hurts if messed with. Headaches?

Check w/ dentist: A dentist will be able to examine your teeth and determine if there are stress cracks that may be caused by grinding teeth (a common symptom of anxiety) and can lead to tooth decay. Headaches can also result from stress grinding. If necessary, you can be fitted with a special mouth guard to reduce some of the symptoms resulting from grinding of teeth. A psychotherapist may be a good follow-up. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Referred pain: Pain from the tooth can cause pain in the region where the sinus is and vice versa. The tooth infection does not necessarily cause sinus infection, except if it is spreading to that bone. ...Read more

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How do I know if my teeth are rotted?

How do I know if my teeth are rotted?

Go to a dentist: Bad breath, bleeding gums, pain, teeth breaking or falling out are all signs of poor dentition. Best to see a dentist if you are concerned about you teeth. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my teeth rotting from the inside out?

I'm wondering why are my teeth rotting from the inside out?

Internal resorption?: If you were diagnosed with a tooth having internal resorption, there is no clear cut reason why.
Most tooth destruction starts out in small crevices on the biting surface, on the soft root surface or between the teeth (from lack of flossing) food particles get trapped, bacteria "eat" these particles, digest them giving off acid that contributes to tooth destruction. ...Read more

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Teeth rotting out under permanent retainer...Help?

Teeth rotting out under permanent retainer...Help?

See your dentist: The sooner you get treatment the better chance you have of saving your teeth. ...Read more

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How long does it take for purging to start rotting your teeth?

How long does it take for purging to start rotting your teeth?

Stop Purging: There is no medical or dental benefit to it. Please see your physician and dentist. ...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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If my wisdom teeth are rotting, could they make me ill?

If my wisdom teeth are rotting, could they make me ill?

Yes: Any infection can travel thru the blood stream and lymphatics to cause illnesses. Once the wisdom teeth become decayed it is important to remove them asap. ...Read more

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Need some dental expertise! My teeth are rotting at the gums?

Need some dental expertise! My teeth are rotting at the gums?

Need a dentist...: ... One that is local, one who can treat you. Please call for an appointment. Can't diagnose the severity of your problems or restorative options over the internet. ...Read more

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How would you prevent your teeth and gums from rotting if you vomit regulary?

How would you prevent your teeth and gums from rotting if you vomit regulary?

Acid erosion: The acid in your vomit disolves your teeth, there is no easy way to prevent the damage. Bulimia wreaks havoc on your dentition as well as your over all health. ...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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When I rub my tounge on my gums and teeth I taste a burnt/rotting taste...Am I loosing my teeth?

When I rub my tounge on my gums and teeth I taste a burnt/rotting taste...Am I loosing my teeth?

Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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My teeth and tongue feel almost like they're rotting. Could this be from using too much mouthwash? If so what can I do about it?

My teeth and tongue feel almost like they're rotting. Could this be from using too much mouthwash? If so what can I do about it?

It's time...: Your teeth can certainly rot, although your tongue can't. I don't think the mouthwash has anything to do with it, although don't use it more than twice a day. However, what would seem appropriate, is for you to see a dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination, along with some x-rays to see what is going on. Little problems become big problems if left untreated. Call today. ...Read more

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Ok I have bad teeth, for a long time I do not hav insuranance an they don't hurt but their rotting an I'm scared an I'm one 20 yrs old.

Ok I have bad teeth, for a long time I do not hav insuranance an they don't hurt but their rotting an I'm scared an I'm one 20 yrs old.

No Insurance?: Dr. Mcgarrry gave you some great advice. In addition, I would recommend that you see a dentist asap to first see what treatment you need and your options. Start with the most serious problems first. See what can be temporized and get your treatment done in stages. Too many people see this as an all or none situation. Do as much as you can at your financial comfort level. Find out about carecredit. ...Read more

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