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Can my dental bridge cause infection in my brain?

Can my dental bridge cause infection in my brain?

no: The bridge itself cannot cause an infection, perhaps an allergic reaction. However, if the teeth underneath the bridge become infected and they are upper teeth and if allowed to progress for an extended period of time without treatment, then yes the infection can travel into your sinuses and perhaps your brain, but this is unlikely to occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Urgent! have had a wisdom teeth infection. Gums, teeth hurts and my e+n+t. And now have problems with brain and heart. Do i need to go the er?

Urgent! have had a wisdom teeth infection. Gums, teeth hurts and my e+n+t. And now have problems with brain and heart. Do i need to go the er?

Dental Infection: Yes! go the er immediately! any problem involving your brain and heart (that may be due to a dental infection) should be treated with immediate care and diagnosis. This may be related to your "wisdom tooth infection", but the symptoms that you describe, whether or not dental in origin should be evaluated by an md and at a hospital right now! ...Read more

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The top of my head has been hurting for several days now. It's not blood pressure. I need dental work. Could infection from teeth have spread to brain?

The top of my head has been hurting for several days now. It's not blood pressure. I need dental work. Could infection from teeth have spread to brain?

Get exam immediately: It is rare for infections from the teeth to travel to the brain, but not impossible. I cannot speculate on your condition without an exam, but i recommend you seek one soon. Infected teeth can cause many other problems that can be systemic besides going to the brain. If you feel that your infected teeth are bad enough to cause brain issues, then you should seek help regardless. ...Read more

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Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex ?

Would I know if I had a brain infection from tooth infec I took augmentin for teeth n now jaw hurts again worried brain infec or sinus infex ?

Brain Infection: Brain infections from rotten teeth are extremely rare and I doubt you would have the wherewithal to be on the internet asking questions if you had a systemic infection that made it to your brain. So no, you don't appear to have a brain infection. But please see a dentist before your tooth infection spreads resulting in a major health risk and possible hospitalization. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom teeth infection spread to my eyes and/or my brain? It spread to my ears 3months ago and has continuenly gotten worse along with other sym

Can a wisdom teeth infection spread to my eyes and/or my brain? It spread to my ears 3months ago and has continuenly gotten worse along with other sym

It could: Dental abscess if not treated could spread the infection to other areas of the body resulting in brain abscess, heart infection, pneumonia, or other serious complications. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Could an infection in tooth or gums cause a swollen cervical lymph node in neck? I have been having problems with teeth on the affected side.

Could an infection in tooth or gums cause a swollen cervical lymph node in neck? I have been having problems with teeth on the affected side.

Sure could: if the teeth in question have been hurting a while and an infection has been percolating down in that area for a while, it definitely could affect your lymph nodes. Try to get to your dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders?  I have no insurance?

Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Can a dental infection cause bodily itching?

Can a dental infection cause bodily itching?

Dental infection: Yes, it could if it is bad enough. It could also cause a red rash or line in the area which is usually very serious. Once this happens the bacteria is spreading throughout the body causing septicemia and can even cause death from septic shock. If you are on antibiotics for the infection, your itching and rash could be a side effect of the antibiotics. I would seek care from your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can a dental infection cause vertigo?

Can a dental infection cause vertigo?

Yes: I have seen vertigo show up from a dental infection before, but very rarely and typically only in severe cases. ...Read more

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What seriousness can dental infection cause ?

What seriousness can dental infection cause ?

Death: Before the advent of antibiotics, abscessed upper front teeth were one of the leading causes of death. Spreading infections have caused so much swelling that it has closed airways. These are extreme examples, but even smaller infections cause low grade systemic infections. Antibiotics will lessen the severity of the infection. ...Read more

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Can lockjaw be caused by dental infections?

Can lockjaw be caused by dental infections?

Possible: Often limited opening can be related to disc problems in the tm joint or spasm in the muscles of mastication. ...Read more

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How does dental infection cause engorgement of facial veins?

How does dental infection cause engorgement of facial veins?

In my opinion: Dental infection should not cause engorgement of facial veins. Are we talking unilateral or bilateral? If concerned see you doctor or ask the dentist if someting like this does exist.... ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a dental infection cause liver enzymes to elevate?

Please tell me, could a dental infection cause liver enzymes to elevate?

Probably : Not. However the drugs you may be taking that are detoxified in the liver may especially prescription narcotics and some non prescription pain killers. Please see your dentist and have the infection treated. ...Read more

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My gum got injured during dental impression.The DA purposely hurt me with a wrong size tray.Could that damage my tooth nerve & cause me gum infection??

My gum got injured during dental impression.The DA purposely hurt me with a wrong size tray.Could that damage my tooth nerve & cause me gum infection??

The: Dental assistant tries to use the smallest tray that will do the job because an over large tray will extend too far back and make you wretch or gag. Often the contour of the bone under the gums is such that a very slightly too small tray will dig into the gum. (S)he was trying to make you more comfortable, not hurt you on purpose. At the most, your gum was scratched. It will heal quickly. ...Read more

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Would dental infection cause sweinf behind ear lymph nides?

Would dental infection cause sweinf behind ear lymph nides?

Possibly: See your Dentist to rule out infection of teeth and supporting tissues. See your PCP to rule out ear or other infection. ...Read more

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