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can a tooth abscess cause dizziness

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
36 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: If the cavity is in close proximity tonthe pulp(nerve) often times the tooth becomes non vital and if root canal is not done in due time abscess does ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience in Prosthodontics
Dental Abscess !!: Good day; Neglected dental abscesses can cause a person to become l've seen general surgeons open and close extra-oral openings on a patient's ch ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience in Periodontics
Unlikely to bperman.: It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely, yes: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full rang ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: An abscess near your upper molars can affect your sinuses and possibly your inner ear. Your inner ear has a fluid-filled structure that affects your b ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a dental infection could cause true vertigo (spinning). True spinning is most commonly caused by inner ear dysfunction. D ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abscess: If it goes untreated there is a possibility that infection reaches the blood stream and seeds in the brain and infected the brain which could cause th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: I have seen vertigo show up from a dental infection before, but very rarely and typically only in severe cases.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
No: Have ear examined by physician. Have teeth examined by dentist. While referred pain is a well known phenomenon, this is not a normal pathway.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes to both. Decaying teeth can cause swelling and pain and may even lead to jaw bone infections. Also, the constant source of infection from an untr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: It is not abnormal to have a patient come in with a toothache that turns out to be a sinus infection. Patients will describe pain in the upper teeth o ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Not a known cause...: Having a dental abscess can cause bacteria and their byproducts to leech into the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. In healthy people ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hedache vertigo: Yes they both can.See a dentist.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Perhaps: The two symptoms you mentioned may or may not be related.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possible: Yes if it long standing and it has spread. Please see your dentist and have the area treated asap.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Decayed wisdom tooth: A decayed wisdom tooth is not likely to cause dizziness. You should see your ent doctor in the area so he can check out the dizziness.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
37 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Carr
Dr. Alan Carr answered
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, a sinus infection (sinusitis) or inflammation can cause a toothache — specifically in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses: In fact, pain in the upper teeth is a fairly common symptom with sinus conditions. If you have a persistent toothache, first consult your dentist for ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Infections on the face are common (for instance pimples and styes) with no effect on the interior of the eyes which are well protected from such thing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Pressure ; Pain: Both can cause headaches.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: If the infection is bad enough and spreads it could cause nausea.. Or worse..

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