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Symptoms Caused By Undetected Tooth Decay Infection
Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay.Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it?What else should we do except of brushing
Discuss with Pedo...: Yes, teeth with decay can become infected and spread to any other part of the body. This would be very serious and needs to be avoided at all costs. The teeth should be repaired if possible, or extracted if necessary. Have a discussion with a pedodontist what would be best the best treatment for all teeth and how to prevent further dental problems in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mouth is swelling and doctors said gums infection or inner tooth decay but i don't feel pain on my tooth. What should I do?
Swelling but no pain: Are you gum tissues swollen or do you a swelling in your mouth? Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease and cavities. Once the decay reaches the pulp you can get an abscess and occasionally it does not hurt. A dental x-ray will pinpoint the cause. Gum disease can cause the gum tissues to become swollen and bleed easily. Visit your dentist tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Im taking penicillin for an infection in my mouth from a tooth decay is it normal for my urine to be a darkish yellow and smell like penicillin?
Penicillin: It is not normal for penicillin to change the color of your urine. The darker color suggests either more concentrated urine (you may be a little dehydrated secondary to not eating enough with your dental problem) or a sign of liver dysfunction. I have to say I have no idea what penicillin smells like in the urine. No patient has ever previously reported that symptom to me in 30+ years. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in your mouth. The bacteria use carbohydrates (sugars) to produce acids which breakdown the surface of the tooth. This breakdown is tooth decay. Keep in mind, it is not how much sweet things you eat but how often you eat them that affect tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers