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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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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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Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Not normal: Headaches are not an anticipated side effect of amoxicillin, so i would look for other causes. Either the tooth related infection or possibly something else. Check with your prescribing dentist, or your physician. ...Read more

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How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

Should go w/infectio: Once your infection is gone, the headache should soon go away, assuming you had it treated with antibiotics, or a dentist. ...Read more

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875/125mg amox-twice aday for tooth infection- stopped taking--getting real bad headaches is it normal?

875/125mg amox-twice aday for tooth infection- stopped taking--getting real bad headaches is it normal?

No: See a dentist to treat the cause of the infection. You should not be off antibiotics with a dental infection still present. The headaches may not be related to the medication or the infection. Your dentist can help determine that and refer you to your physician if necessary. ...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 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

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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?

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?

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.

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 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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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