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Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex ?

Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex ?

Brain Infection: Brain infections from rotten teeth are extremely rare and I doubt you would have the wherewithal to be on the internet asking questions if you had a systemic infection that made it to your brain. So no, you don't appear to have a brain infection. But please see a dentist before your tooth infection spreads resulting in a major health risk and possible hospitalization. ...Read more

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Can your brain be affected by tooth infection?

Can your brain be affected by tooth infection?

It is possible: Our mouths are one of the portals to the rest of our body. Infections in the mouth and around the teeth can spread to the rest of the body. Of course, if you are young and healthy and have a good immune system, this isn't likely. It is the same for any other opportunity for disease to enter the body; through a cut, wound, nasal passages, etc. Just practice good hygiene to keep yourself healthy! ...Read more

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How would I know if I had a brain abcess from a tooth infection?

How would I know if I had a brain abcess from a tooth infection?

Hospital: If you had a brain abscess you'd probably already be hospitalized. Infection from an infected tooth can spread quickly to other organ systems, so it's important to have the infected tooth treated. Antibiotics, pain killers, salves, mouthwashes, lotions, creams, snake oil, homeopathic concoctions, will not "cure" infected tooth. Must see Dentist ASAP for Rx. Call NOW to make appointment. ...Read more

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Can a hit or trauma to tooth cause brain injury? I asked bcoz my dentist hit my tooth twice with his metal tool since he was seeing whether it pains?

Can a hit or trauma to tooth cause brain injury? I asked bcoz my dentist hit my tooth twice with his metal tool since he was seeing whether it pains?

No effect: Dentists tap a tooth with a metal instrument to see if the hit will abnormally stimulate the nerve deep in the tooth as an index of decay and infection. The infection, untreated could cause spread of bacteria beyond the tooth and rarely into the brain But the tap will not do this. ...Read more

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On/off head ear and neck pain for about a week.Pain in face and down back.No fever. Does this sound like sinus, wisdom tooth,ear/brain infection?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. ...Read more

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Will my tooth abcess sprea to my brain?

Will my tooth abcess sprea to my brain?

Rare but yes: An infected upper tooth could spread the infection into your sinus cavity and possibly, if severe enough, into your brain. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a tooth abcess or if it has spread to brain?

How to determine if I have a tooth abcess or if it has spread to brain?

Tooth abcess: You can't know for sure, but it is rare. Definitely get them checked right away by a dentist and get treated. ...Read more

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How would I know if my tooth abcess spread to my sinus or brain or anything like that's.

Deadly tooth abscess: With the right treatment and drainage, a dental abscess is easily cured. Left untreated, a serious tooth abscess can eventually kill. Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for a preventive treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Yes: Yes an abscess can spread. Upper tooth infections can spread to the brain; lower tooth infections can spread to the neck and strangle you or worse, go to your heart. Tooth decay can be very dangerous. See your dentist and have the tooth treated or removed asap. ...Read more

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Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Symptoms: Likely headache, stiff neck, fever, lethargy, confusion, nausea, vomiting. If you think there is a possibility, go to ER NOW. ...Read more

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How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

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, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if my tooth infection has spread to my brain?

What are the symptoms if my tooth infection has spread to my brain?

May be many: Headache, changes in mentation or wakefulness, localizing neurologic abnormalities, occasionally fever may accompany brain abscess, but there are several other areas of the "brain" which may be affected. Complications are numerous. This should be cared for by a neurosurgeon and infectious diseases expert in collaboration. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a tooth abscess to spread to the brain?

No time limit: If it is a lower abscessed tooth you are safer than an upper tooth especially the eye tooth area if you ignore the abscess after a while you run the risk of it traveling up to your brain get it treated quickly. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abcess spread to your brain? what teeth can make it happen nd how common is it?

Can a tooth abcess spread to your brain? what teeth can make it happen nd how common is it?

Definitely YES: The mouth is located In proximity of some vital arteries and veins that feeds directly into the base of the brain, any infection in any tooth in the mouth, if left untreated can feed directly into your brain and carry the bacteria with it. This use to be a problem before antibiotics and early treatment. Nevertheless antibiotic abuse can cause resistance and exacerbate the problem, don't delay. ...Read more

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Can an abcessed tooth affect my brain aneurysm?

Can an abcessed tooth affect my brain aneurysm?

Not likely: Tooth abscess will not resolve on its own with home care. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth, and the second most common is a gum or combination of both tooth-gum abscess. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Predictable treatment and outcome. ...Read more

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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Definitely, no: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Call a dentist today! ...Read more

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