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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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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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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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Neck jaw ear pain cant bite down all on right side x's 7 days woke up this way born without widom teeth no apparent cavities or abcesses?

Neck jaw ear pain cant bite down all on right side x's 7 days woke up this way born without widom teeth no apparent cavities or abcesses?

TMJ disorder: Your symptoms are likely right TMJ pain. There are many specialists who specialized in treating this. Call your dentist to get started. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Yes: Yes, more in lower jaw. See DDS ASAP to treat dental infection. ...Read more

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Can ear and throat pain be related to tooth abscess?

Possibly: See your dentist to definitively treat the tooth abscess (root canal treatment, extraction or periodontal gum treatments may be the remedies). They will determine if your other pains are related to you dental problem. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Not directly...: If your tooth is painful, it can cause stress that can manifest in neck pain, especially if you are sitting or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

If you are developing neck swelling related to your tooth, please see an oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth infection affect your ears?

It can be: If the infection spreads to the back of the throat, the ear canal drains in this area. The swelling from the infection can cause the ear canal to be blocked causing ear pain. Get treated asap for the tooth abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

See yr dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can abscessed tooth infection spread to your ear?

I just wanted to know can abscessed tooth infection spread to your ear?

A tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.

Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.

See a dentist: Hard to say what is going on without an exam, x-rays and a thorough history. Sounds like an infection around the gum tissue of the last (posterior) tooth- pericoronitis. But see a dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

See surgeon: Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting the oral surgeon and inform him of this ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Yes, TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Toothache, headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...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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Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Maybe not: Minor sore throat is often from a viral infection which is not affected by antibiotics. If you have a fever and a significant sore throat, you may have strep throat, which needs to be evaluated and tested (cultured) by your physician. ...Read more

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I am suffering some severe pain on the left side of my face. I have sensitive teeth /aching on the bottom left jaw. My jaw and neck are aching and there is some ear pain. Whatshould I do?

I am suffering some severe pain on the left side of my face. I have sensitive teeth /aching on the bottom left jaw. My jaw and neck are aching and there is some ear pain. Whatshould I do?

TMJ: Pain in your ears and sensitive teeth are sometimes can be associated with TMJ syndrome and occlusion. Go see a dentist who is trained in this area to examine and diagnose. Look up pankey institute great place to locate a dentist. ...Read more

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Had pulp fillings on 2 upper teeth 2 weeks ago. Have ear pain, headache, jaw and neck pain, pain on upper and bottom teeth on that same side. Is it TMJ..

Could be: Might also be due to an infection from the recent root canal treatment, or a compilation of both, have your dentist examine you for both. ...Read more

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I am having ear pain and stiff neck 8 days after having my wisdom teeth removed. Do I go back to the dentist or to a doctor for this?

I am having ear pain and stiff neck 8 days after having my wisdom teeth removed. Do I go back to the dentist or to a doctor for this?

Dentist: Start with the dentist who did the surgery (he or she is a doctor too!). The dentist will decide on your future care needs. ...Read more

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Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Possible: An abscessed tooth can cause pain that radiates back to the ear and up the side of your head. See a dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can tooth abscess and tooth infections cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck?

Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. Tooth infections can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause extensive tooth loss, or compromise the immune system – and although rare, may become life threatening. The swollen glands of the neck and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms of the tooth abscess. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Yes: While it will usually hurt most in the area of the abscessed wisdom tooth, the pain can radiate to the throat and ear areas. Many other things can cause throat and ear pain as well, so you should have this checked out by both a dentist and your M.D. To determine what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

Yes: Pain can be referred, meaning it could feel like it is coming from somewhere else (like your ear) but it is really coming from your tooth. You know the pain is referred if you treat the tooth and the earache went away. At the same time, TMJ pain can also imitate earache. Have your dentist perform a complete evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone. This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more