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can oral thrush cause tooth abscess

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Candida Fungus: Oral thrush is caused by a yeast infection on the surface of the soft tissues, whereas a tooth abscess is caused by bacteria which have infiltrated in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Oral Thrush: If you were on antibiotics, you could develop Oral Thrush which usually requires an anti-fungal medication to treat. Ask your dentist to confirm this ... Read More
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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe even none: Sometimes the abscess is subclinical... we can see it on a radiograph, but the patient has no outward signs. Really does not matter if it is a little ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Thrush: Yes, but the more important question is why someone who is healthy getting thrush? decreased immunity , diabetes , antibiotic use can all cause thrush ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience in Endodontics
Pain yes: Tongue lesions, no. However swelling below the tongue can occur.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesion ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May appear like it: Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia. Your dentist or health care provider can per ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Oral thrush is: Due to candida (fungal infection) - which is not an std. If a person were immunocompromised (ie. Hiv) they could become more suspeptible to yeast infe ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dental infections: Dental infections can spread to cause pharyngitis and may not always cause a fever in the early stages. Please see a local dentist for an evaluation ... Read More
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth infections: Yes, tooth infections can spread to surrounding (and even distant) locations causing serious complications. As a matter of fact, people have died from ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will r ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Frommann
21 years experience in Urgent Care
Thrush: Yes, Flonase is a steroid and may cause thrush.
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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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
21 years experience in Dentistry
No: There is one type of bacteria that causes tooth decay. Throat infection is caused by different bacteria.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Yes, it can contribute to halitosis.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid i ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience in Dentistry
Not usually: Try switching to a non-tartar control toothpaste.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willis Hardesty
27 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: Dental infections can be massive and life threatening by impinging on the airway (known as ludwig's angina). They can also work their way out very slo ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not recommended: Levoflaxin is primarily for people who have been exposed to anthrax? Antibiotics, when prescribed, should be taken until all gone. Don't use leftove ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve wi ... Read More
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