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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
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?
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.
You may not know!: Most gum infections cause the patient no pain, and that's why the disease can do a lot of damage before the patient is aware they even have a problem. But sometimes the gum will become swollen and even have a white-ish appearance to it like a pimple. ...Read more
See your dentist: If you have a serious gum infection you definitely need to see a dentist or endodontist. You will need gum care and possible antimicrobial agents. Do not pass 'go' see your dentist before you end up with a systemic or blood stream infection then you will have to see a hospital! ...Read more
Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK. If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more
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