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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Can dental abscesses cause halitosis?

Can dental abscesses cause halitosis?

Yes: If the abscess is draining into your mouth it can cause halitosis. The abscess needs to be treated regardless. ...Read more

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Can a dental abscess cause cardiomyopathy?

Can a dental abscess cause cardiomyopathy?

Not a known cause...: Having a dental abscess can cause bacteria and their byproducts to leech into the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. In healthy people the immune system can usually hold its own but sometimes the bacteria can cause changes to the lining of the arteries or other organs. So if you think that you may have a dental abscess then by all means seek treatment for it. ...Read more

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Is pericarditis seen on CTA? Also can pericarditis be caused by dental abscess? And if so, how long after dental abscess would symptoms occur?

Is pericarditis seen on CTA? Also can pericarditis be caused by dental abscess? And if so, how long after dental abscess would symptoms occur?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis can be seen on CT scan imaging - actually just yesterday I saw a case. It depends to a large degree on the duration of symptoms, plus the organism involved (germ) and other factors. A dental abscess could pre-dispose to this because of possible bacteremia -or circulation of germs after a nasty infection. The length of time could be anywhere from a few days to weeks before onset. ...Read more

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Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

A lot to cover...: 1) hard? Yes. Long term infections grow inside the bone causing the bone to expand. It is hard because it is encased in bone, or under high pressure under the soft tissue. 2)unsure if i've seen these cause patches on the tonsils. Sounds like maybe strep throat or something else. See an endodontist/dentist for tooth eval, and physician for the throat. ...Read more

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Would a dental abscess cause most of the back teeth on the left side of my mouth to hurt? I have a white pimple above a tooth and the pain jus started

Would a dental abscess cause most of the back teeth on the left side of my mouth to hurt? I have a white pimple above a tooth and the pain jus started

Dental abscess: Teeth that have a small pimple have been infected for a relatively long time. After the tooth nerve dies, the bacteria persists and advances to out of the tooth and into the supporting jaw bone. Over time it spreads and the pimple forms as a vent for pressure relief. It is very common for this eventual pain to radiate to other teeth, but the source is usually just one tooth. See an endodontist. ...Read more

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I have two abscessed teeth and it has caused an infection and its spreading, i'm really scared?

I have two abscessed teeth and it has caused an infection and its spreading, i'm really scared?

See dentist: It is normal and correct to be concerned about an infection like this. Especially if it is spreading. Get to the dentist asap, and if that is not possible, go to the er. Do not wait any longer.Get the help you need for this. Good luck. ...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