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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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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 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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Can the damage to the organs that would be caused by hypertension be offset by a slower heartbeat?

Can the damage to the organs that would be caused by hypertension be offset by a slower heartbeat?

See below: If the slower heart beat decreases the blood pressure, the optimal blood presssure among other things like cholesterol control, smoking cessation, will limit any damage to organs. ...Read more

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What can they mean by brain/severe brain damage that can be caused by bacterial meningitis?

What can they mean by brain/severe brain damage that can be caused by bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial meningitis: Meningitis can cause damage to the brain by causing an increase in intracranial pressure (compresses the brain) or by other factors. In severe cases or if untreated in a timely fashion, it can result is a number of complications. When the complications are irreversible and the resultant impairment significant, it is considered serious. In severe cases paralysis or death can ensue. ...Read more

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Why is it that a gum boil caused by impacted food cannot be corrected by antibiotics and the tooth needs to be pulled. Can bone loss be rebuilt?

Why is it that a gum boil caused by impacted food cannot be corrected by antibiotics and the tooth needs to be pulled. Can bone loss be rebuilt?

Periodontitis: If you are getting food impacted under the gum line in a periodontal pocket on a tooth that has soft tissue and bony morphology that is not predictably treatable with periodontal surgery, then unfortunately extraction of the tooth is indicated. Antibiotics cannot correct these defects. Many techniques available to rebuild bone.. ask your periodontist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a brain infection be caused by sinus infection?

Can a brain infection be caused by sinus infection?

Yes: Yes, but this not common. Evidence suggests the infection is not spread by direct extention but through the blood. Signs of brain infection include: unremitting fever, nausea, vomiting, and significant headache. In children, it is more common to have direct extension into the orbit. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection be fixed by extracting the tooth even after the infection has spread?

Can a tooth infection be fixed by extracting the tooth even after the infection has spread?

Depends: If the infection has spread beyond the oral cavity and or jaws you may require antibiotics to in addition to having the tooth removed. If you have medical conditions that affects your immune system such as uncontrolled diabetes then it is essential to take antibiotics prior to and after extracting the tooth. ...Read more

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Which organs can be affected by diabetes?

Which organs can be affected by diabetes?

Many Organs: Unconrolled Diabetese can affect following Eyes cause complcations and Blindnnes Kidneys cause Nephropthy and ES Crculation causing Peripheral Vascular disease Heart Coronary Artery Disease ...Read more

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Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Referred pain: Pain from the tooth can cause pain in the region where the sinus is and vice versa. The tooth infection does not necessarily cause sinus infection, except if it is spreading to that bone. ...Read more

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Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Abscess: You could develop an abscess infection at the tip of the root of the tooth. It could progress into your bottom jaw bone or even into your neck and chest cavity. If it is in your upper jaw then it could go into your sinus and then into your brain. ...Read more

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Can an affected tooth nerve heal by itself?

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Can an affected tooth nerve heal by itself?

Reversible pulpitis: If the nerve is exposed to decay it becomes inflamed and then infected. Teeth should not hurt to bite on and should not hurt by themselves spontaneously. Reversible pulpitis may Initiated by a stimulus i.e. cold or hot and short duration i.e. 30 seconds or less ...Read more

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Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection. Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. ...Read more

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What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast(s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

No, not likely: Generally, brain tumors do not arise from brain infection (eg., meningitis, encephalitis, absess); however, a bacterial superinfection may rarely develop in a primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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Can eye crust be caused by an injury in your upper extremities?

Can eye crust be caused by an injury in your upper extremities?

Doubtful: I can't think of a way to relate those two things. Has limitation of the use of your arms changed something about the way you care for yourself (e.g. Not washing face the same way?). Are you on new/add'l medications that could be causing dry eyes? ...Read more

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Can trigeminal neuropathy be caused by a virus? and if so will it resolve?

Can trigeminal neuropathy be caused by a virus? and if so will it resolve?

Non-viral: I am not aware of any viral infection causing trigeminal neuralgia. If you have severe pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve then you should see your Family Doctor or a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Which of my organs will be affected by drought?

Which of my organs will be affected by drought?

Depends...: This depends on what you eat and drink during the drought. Assuming your diet changes, everything will be affected to the extent that your nutrition changes simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can face swelling and sentivity be caused by kidney problems?

Can face swelling and sentivity be caused by kidney problems?

Facial swelling: Is possible since fluid accumulation and build up is one of the signs of kidney dysfunction. Se e your physician to evaluate your renal function. ...Read more

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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more