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what are the signs of a tooth infection does it make a person cough up mucus

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Pain, swelling: Dental infections usually cause tooth pain or swelling. Sometimes, pain can be in the upper cheek. This is also the location for a sinus infection, ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Gottlieb
40 years experience Dentistry
No corelation: The symptoms of a tooth or gum infection are usually pain and swelling. There would be no reason that coughing up mucous would be tooth related.
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: In fact in my 30 years of dentistry I have never seen this happen. However, in otday's world nothing would surprise me. See your dentist immediately ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
No: I would see your regular physician to have the other symptoms diagnosed. You may need to be on an other antibiotic. The tooth needs to be treated as s ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Comorbid condition: Sinus infection can be caused or aggravated by an infection of an upper tooth. Very often, roots of the top back teeth lie very close to the sinuses. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP: A persistent cough can be a symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). See your PCP for consultation and 24-hour pH probe test.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Antibiotics: Antibiotics will not cure a Dental abscess, just slow the spread of infection. ER will only give you more antibiotics and tell you what I'm going to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
What is ?: What is sign of an infection? What symptoms do you have? You did not say. Please repost with more info.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: Any tooth infection is a problem. We often find bony destruction at the tip of a tooth root in the absence of symptoms. This shows that something has ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 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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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not necessarily: Depends on the cause of the urinary output increase. There are any other causes besides infection. Discuss this with your Physician, and make sure t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Still have sinusitis: Some sinus infections are more difficult to treat than others. Many si's don't respond to anitbiotics because they are viral. The roots of your back ... Read More
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