dental care


Question by  figthepig (26)

What's the worst thing that could happen if my tooth broke and rotted?

I don't have the money for a dentist.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

The bad tooth could become abcessed. The decay can spread to your other teeth. Where your tooth is broken will be sore so it can make the surrounding teeth hard to care for without causing pain. If the tooth decays it can make the root infected and cause you much pain.


Answer by  SimonLC (234)

A tooth "rotten" can cause an infection that affects your whole body. You may have serious heart problems and infection lead to a septsemia (generalized infection of the body that leads to death). Just for information: here in Brazil a treatment with a good dentist costs less than half the price of a reasonable in the U.S.. Consider travel ...


Answer by  Darry (3853)

The worst thing that could happen is that you could develop an infection in your jaw where the root of the tooth was located. An infection like this can cause pain, secondary infections, and even death. Try looking for state programs for cheap dentists and get it taken care of.


Answer by  walterhomayoon (68)

A fractured, decayed tooth could lead to an acute infection. The infection may possibly get into the bloodstream. Although it does not occur often, that infection can lead to death.


Answer by  waskasoo (471)

Aside from being really painful and consequently very distracting to the rest of your life, there is the very real possibility that the broken tooth would become infected. If left untreated, this could easily spread to the rest of your body.


Answer by  char75 (11)

The worst thing that can happen is possibly death. Rotted teath means your likely to have cavities which lead to root canals and, then that leads to heart disease Heart disease causes death so you NEED to see a dentist.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

The worst thing that could happen is an absece could form. You could loose the tooth too. Some dentist will set up a payment plan and work with you.

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