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Is it possible to have a tooth infection for a few years?

Is it possible to have a tooth infection for a few years?

Of course: Many teeth that require root canal therapy are already infected for many years. See your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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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Curious as to what things a child might experience if they have a tooth infection?

Curious as to what things a child might experience if they have a tooth infection?

Pain/fever/swelling : A child with an infected tooth might experience some pain in the beginning of the infection, some fever when it gets stronger , and some swelling if the abscess did not break out from the gums, since baby teeth has very short roots. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have a tooth infection my tooth is hurting real bad i think I have a tooth infection

How would i know if I have a tooth infection my tooth is hurting real bad i think I have a tooth infection

Typically : Typically the reason you have dental pain is because there is swelling or infection. Infection is sometimes hard to see clinically. Very often infection starts off small. You should see a dentist immediately to evaluate the tooth. If indeed it is an infection, it can spread and cause significant destruction to one or more teeth. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill me?

Can a tooth infection kill me?

Yes: Dental infections are nothing to ignore. Due to the proximity of the oral cavity to the brain, it is possible that a simple dental infection, if left untreated, could travel to the brain through the various facial spaces and lead to death. This is very rare, but people have died from a simple dental infection. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection kill me?

Will a tooth infection kill me?

It can: It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction. One scary case i had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

Can a tooth infection kill you ?

Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. 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. 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 cause skin to itch?

Can a tooth infection cause skin to itch?

Maybe: More likely a reaction to an antibiotic if you are taking one. If so stop and see dds/md. ...Read more

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Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Avoid sugar: Dental caries are not due to a fluoride deficiency but rather to too much sugar and not enough brushing. Stay away from sugary food and drink, or brush your teeth immediately afterwards. ...Read more

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How long does tooth infection swelling last?

How long does tooth infection swelling last?

Depends: Depends on the cause, but no infection will diminish until you see your dentist to actually treat the cause of your infection. ...Read more

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Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Perhaps : If you have a large enough infection to cause ear problems, you should see an oral surgeon as soon as you are able. ...Read more

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Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

Can maxiliary sinusitis lead to tooth infection?

Rarely: Usually it is the other way around. The dental abscess erodes into the sinus. Sinusitis can definitely cause tooth pain As the nerves for your upper teeth run along the floor of the sinus and the pressure and inflammation from the sinus irritate the nerves. If your are having severe tooth pain have your dentist check to make sure there is not a dental problem contributing to your sinus problem. ...Read more

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Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

See a dentist ASAP: A toothache that is caused by tooth decay may come and go; but don't be fooled and see a dentist. The longer you wait the deeper the cavity will progress and treatment becomes more costly and possibly more radical. As soon as you develop a toothache, see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Yes rarely: It is rare but an orofacial infection from an abscessed tooth can spread along tissue planes and cause ludwig's angina under the tongue which can obstruct breathing and cause death. It can also spread down into the chest and cause mediastinitis which can be a fatal infection. With proper, timely treatment these complications rarely occur. ...Read more

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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Yes it can: However, the most commonly used antibiotic are amoxicillin, cephalexin or clindamycin. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

Very fast: It depends on a lot of factors such as how strong your immune system is, how agressive the bacteria are, and the location of the tooth. ...Read more

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Can my tooth infection harm my health if left untreated?

Can my tooth infection harm my health if left untreated?

Yes: Just like any other infection, a tooth infection is bad for the health of your entire body. A cavity or decayed tooth left untreated will eventually abscess. This means the infection spreads from the tooth to the surrounding tissue and bone. This not only causes unbearable pain but the spread of the infection into the entire body. Please get your tooth treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Antibiotic: If a diffuse swelling in face or jaws from an abscessed tooth, then antibiotic is indicated; followed by treatment for the tooth such as root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of prolongued tooth infection?

Infection: Delay of treatment will cause pain, swelling, fever, and loss of tooth. Untreated tooth infection can also be life threatening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

Antibiotics: If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist if you haven't. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth infection to spread to fetus?

See dentist asap: It is important to treat your dental abcess as soon as possible. Any infection can effect both your health and that of your baby.
Most dental procedures are safe to perform during pregnancy so don't wait. Call a dentist. ...Read more

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How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

Should go w/infectio: Once your infection is gone, the headache should soon go away, assuming you had it treated with antibiotics, or a dentist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sinusitis and a tooth infection?

What is the difference between sinusitis and a tooth infection?

Cause: A tooth infection usually is a root canal or gum abscess. In upper posterior teeth if this abscess is near or in the sinus, it can also cause a sinusitis.
A sinusitis is more often caused by a virus (cold) or bacteria ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use rubbing alcohol on tooth infection?

Is it possible for me to use rubbing alcohol on tooth infection?

No: Tooth infection is internal bacteria alcohol is for external bacteria or wounds-.And going to a dentist for treatment is best course of action. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause parotitis?? Appreciate answer. Thanks!

Can tooth infection cause parotitis?? Appreciate answer.  Thanks!

No: Have never heard of this happening. If you have swollen Parotid glands imperative that you see Oral Surgeon or ENT as this can be quite dangerous. If you have infected teeth the infection can quickly spread to other organ systems, however, so dental treatment is immediately required. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die if I don't get a tooth infection treated?

Fatal Infection?: I think you probably won't but you certainly could. Why not get it treated and not take any chances? Be smart, it's your health and your life. You have to get it done! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it takes for a tooth infection to kill me?

Can someone tell me how long will it takes for a tooth infection to kill me?

Is this a bet?: Kill you? That's a strange way to look at things! dental infections can go undiagnosed without care, then get bad in a hurry, and spread to the brain or heart causing death.
To predict how long this takes depends on your immune system, bacterial virulence, and primary location of the infection. It can vary from months to years to days. ...Read more

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Help! Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen?

Why wait ?: The sooner you take care of your problem the less chance you will have complications. Please call for an appointment sooner than later. ...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