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How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Can your brain be affected by tooth infection?

Can your brain be affected by tooth infection?

It is possible: Our mouths are one of the portals to the rest of our body. Infections in the mouth and around the teeth can spread to the rest of the body. Of course, if you are young and healthy and have a good immune system, this isn't likely. It is the same for any other opportunity for disease to enter the body; through a cut, wound, nasal passages, etc. Just practice good hygiene to keep yourself healthy! ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Yes: Yes an abscess can spread. Upper tooth infections can spread to the brain; lower tooth infections can spread to the neck and strangle you or worse, go to your heart. Tooth decay can be very dangerous. See your dentist and have the tooth treated or removed asap. ...Read more

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Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Symptoms: Likely headache, stiff neck, fever, lethargy, confusion, nausea, vomiting. If you think there is a possibility, go to ER NOW. ...Read more

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How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if my tooth infection has spread to my brain?

What are the symptoms if my tooth infection has spread to my brain?

May be many: Headache, changes in mentation or wakefulness, localizing neurologic abnormalities, occasionally fever may accompany brain abscess, but there are several other areas of the "brain" which may be affected. Complications are numerous. This should be cared for by a neurosurgeon and infectious diseases expert in collaboration. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had a brain abcess from a tooth infection?

How would I know if I had a brain abcess from a tooth infection?

Hospital: If you had a brain abscess you'd probably already be hospitalized. Infection from an infected tooth can spread quickly to other organ systems, so it's important to have the infected tooth treated. Antibiotics, pain killers, salves, mouthwashes, lotions, creams, snake oil, homeopathic concoctions, will not "cure" infected tooth. Must see Dentist ASAP for Rx. Call NOW to make appointment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my abscessed tooth infection to spread to my brain?

Is it possible for my abscessed tooth infection to spread to my brain?

It is possible: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection affect any part of your body like heart or brain?

Can a tooth infection affect any part of your body like heart or brain?

Yes.: A tooth infection will invade the jaw bone, which is called an abcess, and from there it can enter the soft tissues and travel to the heart or brain and be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more