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Can Gum Infection Spread
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
If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday
The fistula on my gum that I've had for 2 weeks disappeared. worried that the infection will spread to my brain before I see the dentist. ?
Call Dentist: If you're worried, call Dentist to see if you can be seen sooner. There is a danger of infection spreading so it should be treated without delay. Don't panic, but do call for a sooner appointment. ...Read more
Is deep cleaning safe? It seems like it’s more likely to spread infection than cure it. I mean, all that scraping causes bleeding, so don’t the bacteria get in your blood? Could they spread to other parts of your body? My gums aren’t bleeding now, they’re
Possibly: If you are healthy, deep cleanings remove the hard deposits and inflamed tissue in the gum sulcus, keeping your gums bone and teeth healthy. Bacteria entering the bloodstream is possible but of little consequence unless you are immune compromised or have a prosthesis or other medical condition that may require prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the most effective antibiotic to use for an oral infection that's spread into the gums and cheek? 5-day Azithromycin did not help.
Have infected wisdom tooth that is oozing, gums are sore and swollen, the infection may have spread to gums. Lymph nodes sore. Should I go to ER?
Can amoxicillin control gum infection until I get to the dentist in 3 days? I'm a bit scared of it spreading and the pain is awful. Just started amoxi
I'm on 500mg of amoxicillin 3 daily for a possible top gum infection. I can't get to dentist for 3 days I'm terrified of infection spreading to brain?
No Need to be scared: Dental infections spreading to the brain happen, but are extremely rare. As long as you are on antibiotics and symptoms do not worsen you will be fine. Rare signs that you would need more immediate care would be rapid swelling of the face- particularly below the eye or a sudden and rapid rise of a fever. Take your meds as directed, take it easy, and your dentist should be able to get things going ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would the doctor say I have a gum infection that is spreading to my throat which is making my throat red and sore but to me it feels like strep?
Yes but no: You can treat the symptoms of the infection with an antibiotic, but it will not treat the bacteria causing the problem. You need to address the bacteria with an antimicrobial so you don't develop resistant bacteria. Look into the perio protect method. We have found it works best and research has shown it is better than conventional scaling and root planing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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