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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?

What arch: The answer is yes sometimes that happens especially if the tooth is near a foramina, opening in the bone where the nerve comes out. There are other reasons for hypothesia, diminshed sensations, and parathesia, loss of sensation, .More likely in lower arch. ...Read more

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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

Abscessed Tooth is also known as Tooth abscess. An abcessed tooth is an infection in the bony socket holding the tooth roots. The most common causes are dental caries or trama which kills the nerve inside the tooth. This dead tissue cause an infection under the tooth. Pain, swelling, and unable to chew on tooth are just some signs of abcess. The infection needs to be controlled, then the cause can be ...Read more


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When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head.My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm  4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head.My gum is still swollen and my cheek  and under my chin. Tha

While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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I went to the ER for an abscessed tooth; they told me that they couldn't help me. My throat, ears, neck, and head hurt and i can't eat. I have no money. What should I do?

I went to the ER for an abscessed tooth; they told me that they couldn't help me. My throat, ears, neck, and head hurt and i can't eat. I have no money. What should I do?

Try this : You need dental help asap. *** i can not vouch for any dental clinics but this was advertised on line under sliding scale or low cost care. You can call to see what they have. . Chsa dental clinic, 3600 caddo st., greenville, tx - 75401, 903-454-6965. Also try contacting: community health service agency, inc. - greenville, greenville, tx - 75403. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess that is being treated with abx but i feel like crap my head feels weird &my heart is beating weirdly should I go 2 the er?

I have a tooth abscess that is being treated with abx but i feel like crap my head feels weird &my heart is beating weirdly should I go 2 the er?

Call your dentist: You may have an adverse reaction to the drug (antibiotic). You should consider er if there is any sign of breathing difficulty, and/or high fever exceeding 104 degree. Stop taking medication if ther is blood in the stool, uncontrolled diarrhea, any rash break out or blood sores... ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
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Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
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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 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?

Badtooth feeling ill: A chronic infection no matter where in the body, will cause the immune system to wear down. Teeth are notorious for this. They are hidden in the mouth. Saliva washes the pus away. You don't see or suspect it. BUT all the tooth toxins flow south into your body and slowly run your health down. You will get ill easier, more frequently. See a dentist and MD for assistance. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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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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