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The decay (Caries) getting on the nerve wont cause a staph infection.


Dirty or improperly sterilized instruments, or bacteria on the hands/gloves of the doctor or assistant can cause cross-contamination resulting in staph infection I would think.

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Q: If decay gets on the nerve when filling a tooth can it cause a staph infection?
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