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Can A Tooth Infection Cause Joint Pain
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
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
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
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
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
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?
I so depressed now after reading regarding tooth infection cause death, although tomorrow go c dentist?
I see you suffer: From panic. Please don't allow fear to carry you away. I think that if you haven't seen the dentist in the last six months or if you have dental concerns then your plan to see the dentist is a very good one. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
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.
Likely not infection:
Dark coloration can occur when a silver, or amalgam filling is adjacent the soft tissue of the mouth.
If it is sore, or changes size, shape or color get it checked by a health care provider. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, that's possible but they could occur independently as well. ...Read more
If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday
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
Yes: Any infection can cause flu like symptoms. ...Read more
Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?
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
Infections: Any infection can spread locally through adjacent tissues or systemically to ANY part of the body. They are not to taken lightly. In fact, although rare, dental infections can cause very serious complications including death. Do not self treat or take chances. See a dentist immediately and if things worsen, go to 24/7 medical facility or ER of hospital. IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK! ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: The swollen lymph node would be somewhat tender and on the same side if due to infected tooth. ...Read more
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