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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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