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Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
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Experience:  Endodontist (DDS,MS)-50 years of practice, Endodontics Assoc. Professor at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Air Force Veteran
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I have a decayed tooth that ive neglected to take out for

Customer Question

Good evening.
JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: I have a decayed tooth that ive neglected to take out for awhile...could it be making my girlfriend sick. She often gets cold like symptoms everytime she stays at my house on the weekend.
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: we originally thought it was the hairs from my dog because she claims to be allergic
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: its a decayed tooth from a filling that fell out and I never got fixed it. so the tooth needs to come out
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 11 months ago.

Hi, your decayed tooth will not cause your girl friend to have cold like symptoms or make her sick in any other way. The only issue would be an odor coming from the decayed tooth area that could be offensive. Could be a mold issue in your house or?? But not your teeth. Hope this helps. If you need more information about this issue please do not hesitate to ask. A positive rating for our conversation is how I get credit for responding. Thanks.

Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 11 months ago.

Hi, did you need more information?