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Cellulitis From Tooth Abscess
A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more
Yes: A gum abscess, if left untreated, may destroy the supporting bone loss and eventually involved the bone around the apex, then the bacteria would have access to the nerve via the apex and cause tooth abscess (endodontal abscess). This is called perio-endo lesion. A tooth abscess, if left untreated, cause pulpal necrosis, cystic formation, drainage to the gum tissue causing gum abcess (endo-perio). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See yr dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection can spread: Yes -I would be worried if u have redness, increased warmth of the skin, pain and/or a fever that ur developing an extension of your problem. Infections of the head and neck/face demand attention, because the all important BRAIN is nearby and you really don't want trouble there. Best thing to do is call your doc to be seen today. You may need drainage and antibiotics. If doc not available, goto ER ...Read more
Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?
Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, there may be another tooth along your bottom jaw infected, your gums may be infected, you may have an infection elsewhere in your head, or the lumps are not infection. Best to see your dentist to give definitive answers. I hope the best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Simply being impacted may lead to pain but won't necessarily lead to infection, but if debris chronically accumulates around the gum near the tooth' it can then become infected. If this happens, or it becomes infected for other reasons, then infection can spread to the adjacent bone of the skull. It then becomes know as osteomyelitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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