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Can A Tooth Infection Cause U To Lose Muscle
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Possibly: There are lots of reasons for jaw soreness including tooth abscess, gum infection, bruised muscle, joint dysfunction, virus, tonsillitis, ear infection, cardiac insufficiency, malocclusion, GERD, diabetes, and many other causes. You need to call your Dentist for a hands-on exam, possible x-rays, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a dental infection could cause true vertigo (spinning). True spinning is most commonly caused by inner ear dysfunction. Dizziness, however, is a a non-specific term term which can mean anything from light headedness to unsteadiness, to loss of balance which are usually central (brain) in origin. It is possible that dental pain might produce symptoms like the latter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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