posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 09:05 AM
The health of the mouth is more connected to the rest of the body than we sometimes think. Obviously you wouldn't let something 'go', like
cavities. That would be very bad because I would think that the 'rot' would eventually get into your jawbones. But even before that I think a
cavity that has been let go can really make you feel pretty sick.
In the case of the person who got implant surgery, maybe they could have gotten something like good old fashioned false-teeth, or a bridge instead of
implants. I have had a few implants and it is kind of a rough surgery. In this case, maybe the less invasive is better for the overall body. Our
grandparents (for the most part) never had implants, but rather false teeth, and they didn't have these oral surgery related problems.
As for flossing... It is very important as to not allow the plaque to build up in between teeth because It does then tie into plaque in our arteries.
It's not tooth decay that is bad for our arteries, but plaque.
@Mystery_Lady: It is a good question that you ask. I really wouldn't let it go if you've already had problems with your ear and dizzy spells. You
are right, emergency rooms don't treat these kind of things, they just refer you to a specialist. If you need to have a tooth pulled because it is
infected, (that's what a cavity is) then you should really consider doing it as soon as you can. The infection (cavity) won't go away on it's own,
and soon, you will have more problems than you can ever imagine that you could have had!
PS: All of my knowledge is from experience and studying up on these things because of my own teeth related problems.
Good luck to you!