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Can Infection Spread From Tooth To Tooth
Yes: Tooth infections can spread very easily and rapidly. See a dentist and get treated asap. The infection can spread underneath the tongue, to the back of the throat and sometimes up your face and around the eye depending on the location of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A few signs..: A spreading infection will cause your immune system to kick into high gear... Swelling, warmth to the touch, and increasing pain are some signs. A general feeling of weakness can also indicate systemic spread. Since you know you have a tooth that needs attention, why wait? Things will only get worse really fast. Seek care immediately and feel better soon.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As we speak: The longer you wait, the greater the risk. Mild chronic infections have a nasty way of becoming severe acute infections at the most inopportune time. The longer you wait, the more tooth damage, the more complex (expensive) the "fix." You need to be on antibiotics to limit stead of infection until Dentist can treat (eliminate) the cause of infection. Please call Dentist NOW. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pretty quick: Sometimes the tooth infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention. If your dentist is unavailable and there is a fever, swelling in the face, or swelling in the jaw, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care is warranted. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can an infection from an abscessed tooth spread elsewhere in the body? I have an appointment to deal with an abscessed tooth in a week, but am worried that the infection could spread in that amount of time. Do I have anything to be worried about?
The : The infection can spread and have serious consequences. Call immediately for an emergency appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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