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Doctor insights on: Chronic Tooth Infection Symptoms

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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

Tooth infection?: Symptoms of any infection are those due to the body's attempts to fight the disease and this creates inflammation. That includes swelling, tenderness, pain, fever, redness, change in tissue so that it becomes hard to the touch. Sorry but do not know what a "sealed nerve" is. ...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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Tooth infection symptoms? Can symptoms just be on one side only ? When to know you should see dentist.? Can't afford dentist endless really nessary

Tooth infection symptoms? Can symptoms just be on one side only ? When to know  you should see dentist.? Can't afford dentist endless really nessary

Go to university: Find a dental school close to you and most of them have fees that are significantly lower than going to the dentist. Also you get the faculty to help with proper diagnosis and over see the treatment. The only downside is spending half a day there for a simple filling, but is a great option for good treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tooth infection for years and not know it? One that causes symptoms but isn't glaringly obvious. Tooth nerve is probably dead

Is it possible to have a tooth infection for years and not know it? One that causes symptoms but isn't glaringly obvious. Tooth nerve is probably dead

Yes: 50% of all infected teeth i treat are chronic, asymptomatic abscesses. These can become symptomatic ( acute) at anytime. Hence, get them treated when diagnosed, regardless of the presence of pain! ...Read more

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I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

GI overgrowth: Clostridium difficile (c.Diff) is a bacteria that can over-populate the GI tract when "nicer" organisms are killed off by antibiotic therapy. It results in diarrhea (usually yellowish, frequent and very foul smelling). It is not too common, but a risk. Eating live-culture yogurt during treatment can often help keep GI flora closer to normal and prevent c. Diff. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?

Very much so.: The scenario can be just as you describe. If you are a smoker it is more likely to happen. The most common is not to have a tooth infection. Antibiotics are usually required. See your doctor to be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long should I apply ice for a tooth infection?

24-48 hours: Ice can help with an anti-inflammatory effect as well as to provide some temporary pain relief. If the infection isn't treated, it can spread and you can lose your tooth or have other health complications. See your dentist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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