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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This needs to be seen by a dentist asap. Not only can it spread to bone and soft tissues adjacent to the involved teeth, but it can also spread to th ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: This can be a life threatening infection. It can potentially spread to your brain, throat, chest and blood stream.
Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
YES: Infections will be gone when the source of the infection is gone, such as abscessed tooth, but antibiotics are very important to minimize infection. L ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tooth infection: A tooth infection can spread through the soft tissues in days. It cannot cause significant bone loss in just a few days. You should be on an antibioti ... Read More
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Dr. Chet Desai
Specializes in Dentistry
Not that soon: Sooner you see the dentist he better but a matter of a few days will not cause bone loss. Good luck on saturday.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth infection won't go away without treatment. If the abscess doesn't drain, the infection may spread t ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It shouldn't....: .. Unless the infection is traveling down your neck into that area. You need to have that tooth infection looked at and resolved, and then address the ... Read More
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Never say never. It is very unlikely, but not out of the question. See a dentist asap for the infected tooth and when infection clears up and pain ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Not by itself: Antibiotics like augmentin will suppress the symptoms of an infection but only the appropriate dental procedure will really solve the problem. You nee ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Bad sinus disease if left untreated can cause intracranial infection or even brain abcess. The infection erodes through the bone and covering of the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You already know: That a tooth infection could spread to your brain. If you are asking has the infection spread to your brain, the answer is probably no, especially if ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: A tooth infection if left unadressed can cause other problems and lead to abscess formation, bacteria in the blood and even heart valve infections.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The infection occurs at the bottom of the root. On a lower tooth, you will feel the pain under the jaw. The antibiotic and Ibuprofen will help contro ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Usually swelling: Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem. Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the caus ... Read More
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