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Can abscessed tooth cause vision loss?

Can abscessed tooth cause vision loss?

Yes: In my clinical practice, I have seen a patient that had a tooth abscess and developed inflammation in both eyes that affected his vision. It only resolved after the tooth was fixed. If you notice any changes in the vision, you should see your eyecare provider. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

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


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Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek out asap. ...Read more

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Does having an abscessed tooth affect vision?

Does having an abscessed tooth affect vision?

Not normally: Perhaps if the swelling was so bad that the eye became shut or if pain caused excessive tearing, it might affect vision. It is normally not related. ...Read more

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For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

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

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Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Yes: If the abscess is not treated properly, the infection can spread causing facial cellulitis, potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

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

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I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Not directly...: If your tooth is painful, it can cause stress that can manifest in neck pain, especially if you are sitting or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

If you are developing neck swelling related to your tooth, please see an oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Possibley: Under rare circumstances, an abscess in one part of the body can spread to another part. The spinal damage would have to be related to infection in the spine from the same bacteria that caused the dental abscess. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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

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Can untreated abscessed tooth cause tongue lesions and pain?

Pain yes: Tongue lesions, no.
However swelling below the tongue can occur. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause postauricular lymph node to enlarge? Node is smaller than a pea, does not hurt? Should this be checked immediately?

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

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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. .

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. 


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Dr. : 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...
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

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

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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

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

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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

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

If : If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth.
Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read more

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How much danger is associated with an abscessed tooth?

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

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For what length of time can you leave an abscessed tooth untreated?

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

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Please tell me, are there any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Unfortunately no: To remedy the abscess you need to treat the tooth, something that a dentist needs to do. You'll have to make that call to feel better. ...Read more

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Suddenly my abscessed tooth stopped hurting. Does that mean it does not have to be treated?

No!!!: Get it treated. The cause of the infection is still there and ready to hit yoju as soon as it can. ...Read more

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What can I do if the meds for an abscessed tooth is not helping with the pain and stopping me from eating?

See the dentist: The abscessed tooth will either require a root canal or may need to be extracted. Start treatment asap and your pain should significantly resolve. ...Read more

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What to do if pain two weeks after abscessed tooth removal?

What to do if pain two weeks after abscessed tooth removal?

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

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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Should i take amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth?

Should i take amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth?

You can: If you are not allergic to penicillin then Amoxicillin is a good choice. However, that it not the definitive treatment. You still have to have the underlying problem treated. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used to treat an abscessed tooth?

Can clindamycin be used to treat an abscessed tooth?

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

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Will the ER be able to take care of my abscessed tooth?

Will the ER be able to take care of my abscessed tooth?

No: You need to see a dentist for an abscessed tooth. The er will only be able to prescribe medication and until the source of the infection is treated by a dentist with a root canal or extraction, the abscess will not go away. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more