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Is there anything i can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical 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 more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

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 more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

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 more serious illness ...Read more

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Exposed bone lingual area # 31 post tooth extraction resulting in chronic pain?

Exposed bone lingual area # 31 post tooth extraction resulting in chronic pain?

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 more

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What are diffuse infiltrates on neonate xray? acute infection or RDS?

What are diffuse infiltrates on neonate xray? acute infection or RDS?

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

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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...Read more

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Acute laryngotracheobronchitis need antibiotics?

Acute laryngotracheobronchitis need antibiotics?

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 more

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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

Different: Acute pericarditis may present with fever chest pain. On exam we may find pericardial rub. Also ekg findings may differ between the two. ...Read more

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How painful can alveolar osteitis (dry socket) be?

How painful can alveolar osteitis (dry socket) be?

Vaires: Each person has different pain thresholds and each situation is different. However, my experiences with dry socket is that it can be very uncomfortable at the best and painful at the worst. ...Read more

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Untreated acute prostate infection?

Untreated acute prostate infection?

Get it treated: At your age , if sexually active, it may be related to a sexually transmitted process. Would get to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute tubular necrosis when considering acute kidney failure?

What usually causes acute tubular necrosis when considering acute kidney failure?

Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more

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Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

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 more

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MRI: petrous apicitis and mastoiditis (diff: effusion).Treat as infection to prevent complication? Or further testing? Is this an emergency?

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

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

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 more

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Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

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 more

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How is acute clot differentiated from chronic clot on ultrasound?

How is acute clot differentiated from chronic clot on ultrasound?

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

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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