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Can Dental Infection Cause Brain Problems
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 3 CT scans over the last 15 mons after an infection from a dental procedure. today I was told I will most likely get brain cancer- is it true?
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
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Can dental problems cause an ear infection? I know it can cause ear pain, but it feels like i had liquid in my ear. The pain started a few days after a bad tooth infection. Can this be related?
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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