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Is it possible for tooth decay to cause neurological side effects?
6 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Not unless the tooth decay has reached the pulp or living section of the tooth.
You would have what is better known as a tooth abscess at that point ...Depending whether it is acute or chronic may determine the level of pain which in turn could possibly lead to neurological side effects! would certainly expedite the time one would seek professional help ....

In brief: Not likely
Not unless the tooth decay has reached the pulp or living section of the tooth.
You would have what is better known as a tooth abscess at that point ...Depending whether it is acute or chronic may determine the level of pain which in turn could possibly lead to neurological side effects! would certainly expedite the time one would seek professional help ....
Dr. Steven J Harpole
Dr. Steven J Harpole
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, it's possible
In the early stages of tooth decay, it's unlikely to cause neurological side effects.
But if tooth decay is neglected long enough, the tooth can abscess. A tooth abscess is a nasty infection that can lead to the blood stream and spread to all parts of the body including the nervous system and brain. So yes, it is possible.

In brief: Yes, it's possible
In the early stages of tooth decay, it's unlikely to cause neurological side effects.
But if tooth decay is neglected long enough, the tooth can abscess. A tooth abscess is a nasty infection that can lead to the blood stream and spread to all parts of the body including the nervous system and brain. So yes, it is possible.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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In brief: Talk to an MD
I am not aware of any such connections.
You should probably consult a neurologist.

In brief: Talk to an MD
I am not aware of any such connections.
You should probably consult a neurologist.
Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
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