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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

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...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: It will not cause septicemia(blood poisoning) but hopefully you are getting treatment for the cracked tooth and gum abscess. Good luck. ...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?

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?

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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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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