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Dr. Richard Kelner
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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Dr. Richard Kelner
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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


Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Will facial numbness from an abscessed tooth be treated/gone once extraction will be done? or will it be permanent?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Will facial numbness from an abscessed tooth be treated/gone once extraction will be done? or will it be permanent?

Yes. No.: Will be gone when infection resolved. Not permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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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

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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

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Best way to numb tooth pain from an abscessed tooth?

Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Local anesthetic.: (administered by your dentist). Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! see your dentist. Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dentist prescribed antibiotic/pain med for tooth abscess yesterday, today I am still in pain/face is swollen/gum and lip are now numb is this normal?

Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
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Dentist prescribed antibiotic/pain med for tooth abscess yesterday, today I am still in pain/face is swollen/gum and lip are now numb is this normal?

Tooth abscess: Antibiotics and pain medication are only part of the management of an abscessed tooth and helps temporize things until you get definitive treatment, which is extraction of the tooth. Please make an appointment to see a dentist/oral surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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?

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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Dr. Thomas Wolf
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Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Dr. Thomas Wolf
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Dr. Danni Sayman
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Can an abscessed tooth cause an ear ache?

Dr. Danni Sayman
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Can an abscessed tooth cause an ear ache?

Yes: That is a common symptom.

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Numbness (Definition)

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