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Can A Dental Infection Spread To Other Teeth
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?
Dds: can a person have an infection in their gum that is not considered a periodontic abscess or tooth abscess? Abscesses seem to lead to extractions.
Absolutely!: Most definitely! there are a whole host of problems that can arise from a dental infection. If let go long enough, a dental infection can even go to the brain and be fatal, so this isn't something you want to ignore and let go untreated. Also, the sooner you seek treatment for it, the better your chances are at being able to save the tooth! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You're right...: Most tooth abscesses rarely affect adjacent teeth. This is a remarkable sign of a healthy immune system that can hold the infection 'at bay.' the infection tends affect the supporting bone and not destroy blood supply or nerves. If the cause of the infection is removed (extraction or root canal) our bodies can heal the affected bone while the blood/nerves still survive. Amazing isn't it? ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dental infections can be from aerobic or anaerobic bacteria. Amoxicillin not solving gum infection. How does dentist test for type of bacteria?Guesses
C&S: Your dentist could obtain a specimen of the abscess and have a lab perform a C&S (culture and sensitivity test) to identify the bacteria and their sensitivity. The results could take several days, or he or she could go ahead and change your antibiotic from amoxicillin to another antibiotic which would provide more coverage for anaerobic organisms. ...Read more
Very rare.. But...: Unless you have damaged or replaced heart valves an infection of the heart from the teeth is quite unusual. If valves are damaged you do need to be extra diligent about your dental health. Dental infections more commonly spread and become life threatening if they get into the throat ( closed the airway) or brain. Very severe infections can lead to a general sepsis, but this is less common. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Recognize the danger: First, infections spreading to other areas, especially distant areas like these, should be considered serious. Seek treatment now. Second, in selecting an antibiotic there are multiple considerations to think about (i.e. Allergies, other meds, side effects, etc.). Having said that, a common approach is a combo of penicillin and metronidazole. Clindamycin is also another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a decayes tooth be infected and cause swelling with pain? Can an untreated infected tooth cause heart infection?
Yes: Yes to both. Decaying teeth can cause swelling and pain and may even lead to jaw bone infections. Also, the constant source of infection from an untreated infected tooth is a well known cause of endocarditis, which is the heart infection you are talking about. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probing first: Diagnosing gum disease with X-rays alone is not sufficient and not accurate and provide insufficient data to treat it, probing gives a more accurate mapping of the gums surrounding the teeth (3 D), each tooth is probed in 6 different places, your best having the probing done if you want to get the treatment. As a specialist I, or my Hygienist, will not perform treatment unless We probe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: If the infection has spread beyond the oral cavity and or jaws you may require antibiotics to in addition to having the tooth removed. If you have medical conditions that affects your immune system such as uncontrolled diabetes then it is essential to take antibiotics prior to and after extracting the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have an abcess tooth and infection spreads into jaw will removing the tooth get rid of remaining infection or does jaw need to be drained?
Dental infection: Yes, it could if it is bad enough. It could also cause a red rash or line in the area which is usually very serious. Once this happens the bacteria is spreading throughout the body causing septicemia and can even cause death from septic shock. If you are on antibiotics for the infection, your itching and rash could be a side effect of the antibiotics. I would seek care from your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The anatomy of where the infection is will dictated the pace of reaching the jawline and beyond. While the heart is at some level of risk for a spreading infection systemically, most deaths from infected teeth were attributable to brain infections. Swelling is the typical symptom with and without pain. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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