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Rotten tooth causing bad breath?

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I have a lower back th that has a filling that has fallen out months ago and it seems to be rotting away. The tooth has "decayed", I suppose, at the gumline. I have to take Oxycontin and Lyrica for my spine so It isnt hurting, BUT I have a weird taste in my mouth. Could this be causing bad breath?
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replied May 1st, 2008
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A rotten tooth can definitely cause bad breath and you should see a dentist to have it pulled asap before there is more than just tooth decay.
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