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cause of abscessed tooth

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience in Endodontics
Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Infection can spread throughout the head and neck region. Need to have it checked out asap!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibley: Under rare circumstances, an abscess in one part of the body can spread to another part. The spinal damage would have to be related to infection in th ... Read More
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Dr. Qi Sun
Dr. Qi Sun answered
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If the abscess is not treated properly, the infection can spread causing facial cellulitis, potentially life threatening.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: In my clinical practice, I have seen a patient that had a tooth abscess and developed inflammation in both eyes that affected his vision. It only res ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience in Dentistry
What arch: The answer is yes sometimes that happens especially if the tooth is near a foramina, opening in the bone where the nerve comes out. There are other re ... Read More
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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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