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Can poisions from a rotten tooth cause arthritis?
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It can not cause arthritis.

In brief: No
It can not cause arthritis.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
Tooth decay should not cause arthritis.
However, tooth decay leading to a big abscess could spread bacteria and inflammatory chemicals through the body, causing fever plus aches and pains. Some arthritis disorders increase tooth decay because the pain and stiffness in the arms and hands prevent adequate brushing & flossing, or the decreased saliva allows dental caries and gum disease to increase.

In brief: Usually not
Tooth decay should not cause arthritis.
However, tooth decay leading to a big abscess could spread bacteria and inflammatory chemicals through the body, causing fever plus aches and pains. Some arthritis disorders increase tooth decay because the pain and stiffness in the arms and hands prevent adequate brushing & flossing, or the decreased saliva allows dental caries and gum disease to increase.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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