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Can Abscessed Tooth Cause Vision Loss
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
Trust your dentist?:
If you trust your dentist and understand the dental problem, recommended treatment and rationale for treatment make sense, then proceed.
If you do not feel that way, then get a second opinion, after all it is your healthcare. ...Read more
I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Been taking garlic for the infection (working slow), but have been sick 3 times since jan. What other problems can be caused by this infection?
I believe in definitive treatment for abscessed teeth!
Garlic keeps away wherwolves but it doesn't cure abscesses! See a dentist! ...Read more
Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and dont wait. ...Read more
Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist. ...Read more
Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening?
Sure it can: An abscessed tooth is really an infection deep inside the bone, external to the tooth. Often times these are also draining under the gums and can cause swellings and significant pain in a wider area than just the tooth that is involved. As a general rule, don't assume it is only one problem. Get seen for it as soon as you can and have all the adjacent areas checked, too. ...Read more
Tongue lesions, no.
However swelling below the tongue can occur. ...Read more
No: Not possible. Ignoring it can lead to more massive infection and be dangerous. ...Read more
Can an abscessed tooth cause postauricular lymph node to enlarge? Node is smaller than a pea, does not hurt? Should this be checked immediately?
Not something urgent: This can wait until your infection improves. I like to give a couple (2-4) weeks at least if an lymph node is enlarged after an infection. If the node itself is getting large, the skin around it is red, and more painful, then, yes, this is something to see the doctor for right away. ...Read more
What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but i would like some proven things i can do at home to reduce swelling and pain.
Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home.
In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars.
Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there.
The resources are there. You just have to go...
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?
Count time?: There is no precise time for an abscessed tooth to infect your brain. It may never happen or it may happen quickly. The point is you need to get it treated as soon as possible to avoid any bad consequences. The longer you wait, the larger the damage it will cause locally and remotely. ...Read more
Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that i think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am i imagining things? I have an appo
Signal: Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong. An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue. ...Read more
Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and i'm wondering if this
Pain, toothloss.: Abscess will cause pain, localized bone loss, and then ultimately tooth loss. Life threatening situation is possible but rarely occur. It is easily treatable, so why wait? If financial is a problem, take the nerve out, establish drainage, then save for the rest. Worst case, take the tooth out. ...Read more
Get treatment ASAP: An abcessed tooth is an infection. It is important to get infections treated quickly. An untreated infection can progress and get more painful, more swelling, and spread thru the rest of your body. An untreated infections can cause very serious infections and serious medical problems. Don't wait. Get to a dentist. ...Read more
No!!!: Get it treated. The cause of the infection is still there and ready to hit yoju as soon as it can. ...Read more
What can I do if the meds for an abscessed tooth is not helping with the pain and stopping me from eating?
Post-op appointment: If pain persists or increases after 2 weeks, you should see your dentist/oral surgeon to exclude any pathologic disorder like dry socket. ...Read more
Temporarily: Clindamycin, while a great antibiotic will only help to reduce the consequence of the underlying problem. If the gum is swollen around the tooth i would recopmmend that you see a periodontist. If the gum is not swollen and you are in a significant amount of discomfort i would recommend that you see an endodontist.These dentists would resolve the source of the infection to prevent return. ...Read more
A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more
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