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Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

In theory, yes: if bad enough to were it is causing spasms of the jaw and neck muscles, yes, it can cause dizziness ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

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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Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

Absolutely: Tmj can definitely cause headaches in the temple and mid- facial zone. It can cause a sense of fullness in the ears, ringing in the ears, and generalized dizziness or being off kilter. Treatment of TMJ includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and a night guard for the teeth.. ...Read more

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Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Infection: If treatment was full course of antibiotics, infection can return after you stop taking Meds. To "cure" an infected tooth requires root canal or extraction. Would suggest you see an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a low level tooth infection cause vertigo?

Please tell me, could a low level tooth infection cause vertigo?

Vertigo: How low level is low level? Do you have a fever, night sweats, other symptoms? An infection of any kind is not to be ignored. Please see your dds or your md and have the infection treated. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause myocarditis antibiotics for two weeks really tired legs reAlly hurting dizzy and scared ?

Can tooth infection cause myocarditis antibiotics for two weeks really tired legs reAlly hurting dizzy and scared ?

Get good care!: Tooth infection can cause serious problems with other parts of the body due to your circulation of blood and lymph systems. Myocarditis is an infection of your heart and everything your heart affects can feel bad. It can be caused by the bad bacteria in your blood stream from the infection going through the heart and the arteries that feed the heart. Specific medicine is needed to help asap
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Severe dizziness tooth infection on antibiotics scared?

See a dentist ASAP: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain 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. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Severe aniexty tooth infection had antibiotics very dizzy heart palps scared I have myocarditis ?

Severe aniexty tooth infection had antibiotics very dizzy heart palps scared I have myocarditis
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Pain: Please see your dentist ASAP. Tooth infections are not to be left unattended. Although they can be serious seldom do they lead to myocarditis as this is caused by a virus and not by the bacteria infecting your tooth. ...Read more

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Can getting the flu shot while fighting a tooth infection with amoxicillin make you sick and cause vestibular weakness heart problems , dizziness etc?

Can getting the flu shot while fighting a tooth infection with amoxicillin make you sick and cause vestibular weakness heart problems , dizziness etc?

No likely: Antibiotics do not interact with vaccines. It is safe to take them and get a flu shot. If you do have a reaction to a flu shot, the more likely reason for such symptoms would be an allergic reaction to a component of the vaccine. Contraindications to the flu shot include pre-exisiting allergies to gentamicin, neomycink polymnixin, thimersal, polysorbate 80, high fever, and others... ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause skin to itch?

Can a tooth infection cause skin to itch?

Maybe: More likely a reaction to an antibiotic if you are taking one. If so stop and see dds/md. ...Read more

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Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Perhaps : If you have a large enough infection to cause ear problems, you should see an oral surgeon as soon as you are able. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

No: Infections on the face are common (for instance pimples and styes) with no effect on the interior of the eyes which are well protected from such things. Hopefully your dentist can help with your tooth infection but you needn't rush to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

Tooth infection: A tooth infection should not cause you to lose muscle. I would get a dental check up for control of the infection and see your primary doctor for a physical to see why your are losing muscle. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

ANY: Onset of numbness, especially on the head, and especially of unknown etiology (cause) warrants immediate investigation. If you suspect an infected tooth as the cause see your dentist immediately. If you are just guessing and have no real reason to make the association, see your primary care physician immediately. Could be simple answer or serious, find out which one. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause pain under the jaw i'm on clindmaycin and ibproufen scared it's spread?

Yes: A lower tooth infection can cause pain below the jaw by either involving the lymph nodes or spreading into the soft tissues under the jaw. If you pain or swelling progresses despite the antiobiotics, you should see an oral surgeon asap. These infections can spread and become life threatening. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an infection anywhere else on the body cu i had teeth extracted yesterday and i feel my lungs relieved and i feel like a chest cold is coming on its weird?

Yes: Any infection involving the oral cavity and or teeth can spread to other parts of your body via the blood stream or via what is called a space infection between the different tissue layers. ...Read more

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Does a tooth infection cause heart problems or damage your valves?

Does a tooth infection cause heart problems or damage your valves?

Yes: In rare cases, infections of lower back teeth can allow spread of the infection down the neck, into the chest, and around the heart. This can be deadly. In a different way gum disease (which is an infection around the teeth) can affect the heart as it seeds the bloodstream with the bacteria that cause coronary artery disease--the main cause of heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause parotitis?? Appreciate answer. Thanks!

No: Have never heard of this happening. If you have swollen Parotid glands imperative that you see Oral Surgeon or ENT as this can be quite dangerous. If you have infected teeth the infection can quickly spread to other organ systems, however, so dental treatment is immediately required. ...Read more

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I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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If get tooth infection on bottom last tooth in back will it cause Ludwigs ?

Oral infection: You may be dealing with an ongoing problem with a wisdom tooth. Particularly if partially or near totally "impacted" (hopelessly trapped in bone and out of position) these teeth can be a source of significant facial and neck space infection. While Ludwigs is a rare occurrence, it seems that someone or something has prompted this concern in you. An exam and discussion with an oral surgeon is best. ...Read more

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Can lower tooth infection cause pain in upper teeth?

Can lower tooth infection cause pain in upper teeth?

Yes: We call this referred pain. When you see your dentist tell them where the pain started, because the area of pain you have now might have a cause elsewhere. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a bad tooth infection cause whole body to have shakes?

Of course: It is very common with advanced tooth infection to experience pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and chills. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, treatment and /or referral. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tooth infection for years and not know it? One that causes symptoms but isn't glaringly obvious. Tooth nerve is probably dead

Is it possible to have a tooth infection for years and not know it? One that causes symptoms but isn't glaringly obvious. Tooth nerve is probably dead

Yes: 50% of all infected teeth i treat are chronic, asymptomatic abscesses. These can become symptomatic ( acute) at anytime. Hence, get them treated when diagnosed, regardless of the presence of pain! ...Read more

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I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

GI overgrowth: Clostridium difficile (c.Diff) is a bacteria that can over-populate the GI tract when "nicer" organisms are killed off by antibiotic therapy. It results in diarrhea (usually yellowish, frequent and very foul smelling). It is not too common, but a risk. Eating live-culture yogurt during treatment can often help keep GI flora closer to normal and prevent c. Diff. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having testicular pain in the right testical for around a month. I think I may also have a tooth infection. Could this be the cause?

Highly unlikely: Testicular pain is always a cause for concern, particularly in a young male with no previous medical history. You would need to do a self testicular examination and if the right testes feels lumpy or abnormally hard at certain places, then you would know that there is a problem. Tumor, epidydimitis and testicular torsion are three things that would need proper diagnosis and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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I don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

I don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness are the common symptom due to the close location to TMJ. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cause a tooth infection to come back?

Probiotics, no: It is the lack of good oral hygiene and diet that can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and infection of the teeth. See your dentist for check up and cleaning. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more