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Can an abcessed tooth poison my body?

Can an abcessed tooth poison my body?

Spread to your brain: One problem is that the infection can easily spread along nerves and blood vessels. From the mouth there is ready access to the brain and other sensitive structures. It is thought that king tut died of an oral abscess that spread to his brain. Don't delay, see you doc right 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


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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of poison in your body from an abcessed tooth?

What are the symptoms of poison in your body from an abcessed tooth?

Infection: Untreated tooth abscesses could cause infection to spread to the jaw bone, or to head, neck and chest area causing ludwig's angina which could be fatal. It could also cause sepsis which is caused by chemicals released by your body to fight the infection causing inflammation throughout your body. Sepsis could also be fatal. Have your dentist take care of the abscessed tooth. ...Read more

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I've had a tooth abscess for months that finally got diagnosed today. What are the chances it spread to other parts of my body?

I've had a tooth abscess for months that finally got diagnosed today. What are the chances it spread to other parts of my body?

This can occur: If you are in good health there is not a lot of concern if this is now being treated. However if you have heart problems or are a diabetic this could be a major problem even causing severe illness. ...Read more

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What if my tooth abscess bursts?

What if my tooth abscess bursts?

It's good but beware: The draining of a tooth abscess helps to reduce the infection. However, there is a chance that the infection can worsen following that. It truly is best to obtain professional care. A dentist can manage the infection and can help to treat the tooth to prevent re-infection. I realize many people are looking for home remedies. However, in this instance, an infection is best handled by a dentist. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my tooth abscess?

How can I relieve my tooth abscess?

Antibiotics: And drainage. But ultimately you need to address the source of the abscess: the tooth. Seek a qualified dentist. ...Read more

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What is done for tooth abscess pain?

What is done for tooth abscess pain?

Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice with curattage. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

Symptoms and exam: Some abscesses show symptoms such as pain when chewing, red and/or swollen gums, a fistula, etc. Abscesses that are chronic and not painful are found by x-ray and exam. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read more

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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Dentist needed: A tooth abscess is an infection. Infections like this require an antibiotic. The antibiotic helps to control the infection but may not remove all the infection. Your dentist can best determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be properly managed. An antibiotic alone may not cure the problem at all. ...Read more

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Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because the symptoms diminish doesn't mean the problem has been solved. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a tooth abscess?

Yes: Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play russian roulette, got it treated. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

See a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates food impaction. Endodontal abcess must be treated with root canal procedure. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a tooth abscess, I think?

See a dentist: A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray (s) by a dentist can help diagnose if your abscess is related to a tooth, and what treatment should be performed to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What should I do with tooth abscess in toddlers?

See dental provider: A general dentist or pediatric dentist is where to go. Sadly most all abscesses in baby teeth mean extraction of the tooth. Please take your child in right away! Know too that children should be seen by age 1 for their first dental visit and check up to try to get them used to it and to catch things as early as possible. Avoid sweets between meals and no juice/milk to bed-it will destroy them. ...Read more

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Please tell me home remedies for a tooth abscess?

Dentist: You need to see a dentist asap. An acute abscess is an aggressive infection that requires dental treatment. Antibiotics will help short-term, but without definitive treatment, the infection & pain will return. Ibuprofen & cold compresses may help with the pain, but the best thing you can do from home is to pick up the phone and call a dentist. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess treated may lead to more serious dental and possibly medical consequences. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess wait 2 days?

Infections: Are best treated in a timely and appropriate fashion. See your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more risk involved. As we don't know your medical history, can't clinically examine you, nor see x-rays of the area involved, we can't access the risk of postponing treatment. If I were the patient, I wouldn't wait! ...Read more

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How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

Can't: You need to see a dentist. The abscess can grow to the point where you can't breath and in the "good ol days " people would die. ...Read more

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Can you treat more than one tooth abscess at a time?

Depends on cause: Abcessed teeth may require root canal treatment or extractions if they cannot be
saved with root canal therapy. Multiple root canals and extractions can be performed if that is the recommended treatment by your dentist. If you can not get to your dentist right away, you should be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can a tooth abscess be cured with home remedies?

How can a tooth abscess be cured with home remedies?

No: Unfortunately the abcess formation usually results from an infected nerve in a tooth. Either the nerve (root canal) or extraction will be required. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

It varies: A dental abscess can develop very rapidly but in other cases may take days to weeks to even years before an abscess is noticed. Regular dental exams are needed to prevent problems. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth abscess become a health risk?

When it forms: As soon as you get an infection it can become a health risk, abscess needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What do you take to ease the pain of a tooth abscess?

Pain due to tooth: Try Ibuprofen 600mg every 6hrs (if you are allowed to take it). If the pain does not subside, you may also supplement with 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen). Visit your dentist/endodontist asap, as a root canal is needed regardless. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

Infected tooth: 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 canal therapy. Take care.. ...Read more

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Can you get facial celluits from an upper tooth abscess?

Can you get facial celluits from an upper tooth abscess?

Infection can spread: Yes -I would be worried if u have redness, increased warmth of the skin, pain and/or a fever that ur developing an extension of your problem. Infections of the head and neck/face demand attention, because the all important BRAIN is nearby and you really don't want trouble there. Best thing to do is call your doc to be seen today. You may need drainage and antibiotics. If doc not available, goto ER ...Read more

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Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Yes: An abscess is an infection. As with an infection anywhere else in your body, it takes a toll as it spreads through your circulatory system to other organs. Need to have the infection addressed immediately. Please call your dentist now. ...Read more

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Once the tooth abscess heals, does it have to be extracted?

Once the tooth abscess heals, does it have to be extracted?

Eliminate the source: A tooth abscess is likely due to the nerve in the tooth or the periodontium (gums & bone) around the tooth. Once you remove the source of infection & see what's left, you may be able to save more than you thought including the tooth. You need a professional exam plus a root canal, gum treatment (a cleaning or more), or possibly that extraction you're trying to avoid. The sooner, the better. ...Read more