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Could a gum infection spread to the roof of my mouth?

Could a gum infection spread to the roof of my mouth?

Anything's possible: Unusual, however. Are you sure it's gum disease, or could it be a different type of infection. Ask your dentist or periodontist to take a look and advise you. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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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

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

See a dentist ASAP: any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth infection won't go away without treatment. If the abscess doesn't drain, the infection may spread to cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head fast. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Oral surgeon: They can't do much at the ER except prescribe meds which won't solve the problem. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Your dentist: You cannot prescribe the proper treatment for your oral infection. It needs a proper diagnosis and then the proper treatment plan can be applied. Azithromycin is an anti- viral. Who prescribed that for you? ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

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

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Needing expert help. I have serious gum infection, please help me :(?

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

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I have a infection at my gum. If i take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this ?

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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How many time should I take suprazole 200 per day and for how many days to treat gum infection?

How many time should I take suprazole 200 per day and for how many days to treat gum infection?

7-10 days: Suprazol- Metronidazole.... is used for oral, gastrointestinal infections. Typical use is 7-14 days. Depends on location and severity of infection . If symptoms rapidly improving- reasonable is minimum 7 days treatment. Follow up with Doctor if doubt. ...Read more