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1842266 tn?1318860459

decaying teeth whats the damage?

Ive had dental problems my whole life and up until now ive had controlled the problems with dental visits. Then I lost my job and going to the dentist was out of the question financially. Well now im back on track and finally getting my teeth fixed. But until then Im dealing with 3 decaying teeth and a mouth full of cavaties. Im afraid of the damage its doing to my body.Can anyone please help me and give me some serious warning signs as to when my teeth are making me ill. Ive had an abscessed tooth and got that extracted. 2 of my teeth are broken to the gum and one is just the shell of the tooth nothing inside and half broken. I dont have swelling or bleeding gums , I dont have pain just broken decaying teeth.
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540545 tn?1377622918
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I would definitely get that lump checked out.  Any lump in the neck region could be a sign of infection or a tumor/cancer.  Its a serious symptom to have.

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Oh just 2 add a feel a small painful lump in the right side temple area giving me this headaches....I am a lot on pc's and my phone my eyesight gt weaker bt I think its just the pc mayb if I gt glasses things would get better I hope....
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Whoa that sent a chill down my spine...I also have teeth problem all my life and I don't work so dentist is also outa da q...I gt a wisdom tooth that broken 2 the gum and other teeth are all broken...my symtoms I gt were fever yesterday pains in temple area dizzyness I also developed a lump in my neck last year after I quit smoking...I'm having my 2 teeth extracted friday the wisdom tooth and 1 molar...oh will the infection go away if all my teeth are extracted? I remember my dentist telling me my jaw is not aligned properly I don't knw what's up with me I'm kinda worried now
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540545 tn?1377622918
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Well a chronic low grade infection that encourages the buildup of bacteria in the body will result in stress on the immune system and chronic inflammation.  Its been related to heart disease and diabetes.  

In terms of serious symptoms, what you describe as an abscess would be a serious symptom with pain, swelling, difficulty breathing/swallowing is a life threatening sign, swelling spreading to the eye area, difficulty opening your mouth, etc.
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1842266 tn?1318860459
well im basically just looking for symptoms that are a warning. I dont have pain. i dont have fever , I dont have an abscess my gums dont bleed i have no swelling its just basically decaying teeth. I just fear they are causing damage without me knowing . So again just some serious symptoms not to ignore.
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540545 tn?1377622918
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There can be a large amount of symptoms that can indicate problems with your teeth.  There could be pain, swelling, fever, bad taste or smell, pus drainage, bleeding, etc.  An abscess can spread to various parts of the body, from the head region down to the neck to the chest cavity.  Its hard to really simplify your question because anything could potentially be a symptoms of your teeth's infection.

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