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Acute Alveolar Abscess
Is there anything i can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?
See a dentist ASAP: Regardless of the type of dental infection, it won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acute Sinusitis: Greetings. With an acute infection, medical treatment such as a course of antibiotics, saline nasal irrigation, ibuprophen and a mucus thinner such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be my recommendation. It sounds like you are far from a surgical need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Oral Surgeon: The exposed bone may be the result of a sharp edge of the tooth socket that is peeking through the gingiva. The bone needs to be smoothed down to give the gingiva a little more room.... once smoothed, the gum should close over the wound and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be either: In a neonate , depending on circumstances it can be either. If baby is having respiratory distress and a follow up chest X-ray shows increasing ground glass appearance it is likely RDS. Also perinatal history is helpful - whether there was prematurity or premature rupture of membranes. Most times because the baby is small and having distress baby is treated for both with close follow ups. ...Read more
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough and noisy breathing in children. Rarely, this could be complicated by bacterial superinfection, especially in children hospitalized with a more severe infection. Those patients could require antibiotics, but they are the exception rather than the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more
Rarely: Usually it is the other way around. The dental abscess erodes into the sinus. Sinusitis can definitely cause tooth pain As the nerves for your upper teeth run along the floor of the sinus and the pressure and inflammation from the sinus irritate the nerves. If your are having severe tooth pain have your dentist check to make sure there is not a dental problem contributing to your sinus problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI: petrous apicitis and mastoiditis (diff: effusion).Treat as infection to prevent complication? Or further testing? Is this an emergency?
Serious: It is a serious condition requiring treatment with antibiotics or surgery. It could very well be an emergency. If left untreated, it could result in a brain abscess, meningitis, or cavernous sinus thrombosis and could kill a person that way. Please seek help. ENT/ Neurosurg http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/883256-overview ...Read more
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Simply being impacted may lead to pain but won't necessarily lead to infection, but if debris chronically accumulates around the gum near the tooth' it can then become infected. If this happens, or it becomes infected for other reasons, then infection can spread to the adjacent bone of the skull. It then becomes know as osteomyelitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several ways: There are a number of features that can be used to distinguish acute from chronic venous thrombosis. In acute clot the lumen of the vein will be hypoechoic. The vessel will be enlarged and there may be peri-venous edema. I chronic clot the intraluminal echoes will be hyperchoic. There may be evidence of recanalization. The vein may be contracted. ...Read more