Effect of tooth decay on health

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Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. Tooth decay if left untreated can result in tooth abscess. Prompt treatment can save the tooth and a root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications. You may need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs if there is pain associated with it. Consult and get treated as soon as possible.
This year, I've also experienced sporadic pain that radiated from the LL to LR each month like clockwork. I eventually got a root canal and crown on one side. Health wise, my calcitonin levels are elevated but my TSH levels are normal. I take synthroid daily, brush, floss, rinse. Could there be a correlation between thyroid hormone levels and tooth decay. I admit to having extensive dental work, but I've never had this amount of deteriation over the past two years.
If a tooth becomes infected how and in what ways can it effect the rest of your body health? Does it matter or make any differnce if the infection goes on for over a year?
Hello everybody, I read a post by Ed which mentioned something about his tooth decay and heart medication. That got me thinking because of late ( well soon after my Heart Attack ) I have been having all sort of dental problems. Post MI my gums bleed ( the sink looks like a bloodbath! ) but more then that I have had two fillings, one cap and at least five visits to my dentist all in space of six months.
Headaches from dental stress are a type of muscle tension headache. A tension headache may be on one or both sides of your head. Or, it may surround your head as if a steel band were wrapped around it. The pain feels like a dull, non-throbbing ache. Aspirin usually relieves tension headaches.
And when they write that sugar does not cause tooth decay you can know they are lacking basic knowledge of chemistry. Teeth are fantastic structures, hard organs that have grown with our body from tiny seeds. Call them glowing crystals as they are translucent and have blood vessels and nerve filaments in them. They are sensitive to temperature, vibration, and light and capable of withstanding 100 years of chewing activity.
I'm not sure about the toxicity of various filling materials, but tooth decay is a general health risk. Our teeth are mighty close to our thyroid glands!
Sorry to butt in everyone but I had to throw my 2 cents in!! I've also been on long-term sub "treatment" and am in the final phase of a horrific, long-asss taper. I got on sub in april 07 and I am FINALLY down to "sub dust" per day. I have a tendency to get long-winded about sub as I have very strong feelings (good, bad and otherwise) regarding it and the way it's being used.... so advance apologies if I can't stay on track!!
Still stinky - so doctor after doctor after dentist it took a toll on my mental health bringing on major bouts of low self esteem, depression and anxiety - so I empathized with you all truly. Next trip the psychiatrist - nothing wrong with me was her diagnosis, then more doctors and dentist s(twice a year dentist).
It could be decay is caused by dry mouth which is a common side effect of opiates and dry mouth will lead to tooth decay. Another reason opiates tend to cause sugar cravings there fore the sugar leads to tooth decay. If you were to ask anyone that has been on opiates for many years they would probably say yes the meds caused my bad teeth.
Is there any written studies on tooth decay resulting from the use of methadone? I have been on this medication for at least 6 years and my dental bills are increasing. I have had to pay for a bridge and 8 root canals. Currently, I am looking for a way to appeal to medical insurance to pay for the crowns. I don't know if there is any hope but if it IS from a medical treatment, It would make sense that Medical Insurance should pay for that.
This time, third treatment, he had more tooth decay, more bone loss, and a tooth abcess due to dry mouth which led to an extraction.
I HAVE THE SAME THING!! I thought I was crazy. It's on my lips, my fingers, hands... every piece of skin on my body tastes like I was bathed in chemicals. My husband can't taste it (yes I made him taste my skin, haha) but he said my skin smells different. No nail polish remover, no household cleaner; it's like a chemical, bitter taste. Possibly metallic but that is not the predominant taste. It is NOT a bad taste in my mouth... it is a bad taste on my skin.
Seems like there have been many discussions on this board about tooth decay during tx. I thought for some time that the treatment for hep C was detrimental to bone density based on tooth decay. This article shows that INF and RIB have a positive impact on bone density. I have osteopenia and never attributed it to hep C.
I just wanted to say i hadnt really heard of heroin having an effect on teeth as you described. Poor personal hygiene will have a detrimental effect on ones teeth but not heroin itself. I have heard people talk about methadone causing teeth issues but again i believe meticulous oral hygiene will prevent this. I was on methadone for nearly 12 years(amongst other narcotics) and i can honestly say i never had any abnormal teeth problems. Methamphetamines however are notorious for damaging teeth.
Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
Sinus infections can cause pain or pressure on the teeth. One of the possible side effect from a sinus infection is that the person may start breathing through the mouth. Mouth breathing promotes a dry mouth, and a dry mouth can increase the risk of dental health problems. Saliva in the mouth helps digest food and wash away the bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gingivitis. The best way to get to the bottom of your sinus issues is to see an ENT.
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question. My first comment is that it is probably very unlikely your partner has HIV, assuming he doesn't have sex with men. And it also seems he is sexually rsponsible -- i.e. he avoided exposing you to his oral herpes. So you probably can assume that if he has HIV (and knows it) he would have told you. But even if we assume the worst, i.e. that he has HIV, you are still at very low risk.
Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
which comes first the defiency or the disease) I agree with karajo that the research could also explain the teeth difficulties. I have had a lot of trouble with teeth since age 2. I have two implanted teeth and am getting my second crown tomorrow. I too grind and clench. I am throwing around the possiblity in my mind that there may be genetic link, then an environmental (low vit d in infancy/childhood) that may activate this weakness.
211-215 4. Amith,H.V. et al. Effect of Oil Pulling on plaque and gingivitis. Journal of Oral Health and Community dentistry 2007;1:12-18 5. Ogrendik,M. et al. Serum antibodies to oral anaerobic bacteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. MedGenMed 2005;7:2-11 Fractioned coconut oil, commonly known as MCT oil, in case you are indeed allergic to coconut oil, may be fine. Just need to test a little.
However, when one breathes more from the mouth than nose, we effectively take the tongue out of this equation and create the imbalance during our developmental years between ages 2-9, when most facial development is happening this lack of nasal breathing, or upper airway problem will tip the balance off and the only effective force on one upper dental arch is the external forces of muscles of facial expression which will push the upper arch back and narrows it.
I can understand your frustration having just received 5 fillings yesterday. The problem with tooth decay is the amount of bacteria that is present in the mouth. Rotted teeth give the bacteria an opportunity to work itself into the root structures of the teeth and into the bloodstream. These infections can cause damage to heart valves and even dilation of the heart itself. This only happens in VERY, VERY rare instances but is possible.
Three days after the extraction of tooth #3 (the most painful tooth) my 2 years of stomach bloating issues completely went away and I felt slightly better but the tiredness remains. None of the 3 teeth showed any signs of decay or cracks on 3 different types of x-rays (Bite wing, Panoramic or Cone Beam) and also no signs of swelling or bleeding around the gums. Certainly the dentist did not want to remove them but I insisted.
One o fth esymptoms of that is a very dry mouth (as well as eyes and other mucous membranes) and of course a dry mouth is more apt to breed germs that can cause tooth decay. I've not tried it, but I do know they sell an over the counter "mouthwash" type of stuff that is more like a moisturizer - it might help keep your mouth more moist and maybe help reduce the tooth problems. I THINK, but am not sure, that it's called Biotene.
I had my check-up last week and they said they are fine. I had a lot of tooth decay when I was child, but we had well water so I didn't get as much fluoride as other people did.
To add insult to injury, now my insurance doesn't want to pay. Still working on that part. The tooth with the root canal of 6 years ago has been removed and now doing much better.
Just keep a very close eye on your health. These meds can cause "dry mouth", which makes tooth decay worse. I drank tons of water, and used tons of mouth-wash. When you go to buy your mouth-wash, make sure to find one that doesn't have alcohol in ut, as an ingredient. Often times we get mouth sores with this trreatment, and alcohol will sting too much. I got a mouthwash called Desert Essence with Tea Tree Oil in it, which worked great.
my teeth literally fell out ( no tooth decay pre tx ) and I lost ALL my hair , and ended up with a BMI of 14 and hardly slept .My thyroid went hyper during tx but I carried on.I had to move back in with my parents as I could not function at all , and spent the 1st year post tx sleeping 16 hours a day.I used to be confident , energetic and had a great career,now I am so angry with myself.
Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
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