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Infection In Toothache
Infections: Any infection can spread locally through adjacent tissues or systemically to ANY part of the body. They are not to taken lightly. In fact, although rare, dental infections can cause very serious complications including death. Do not self treat or take chances. See a dentist immediately and if things worsen, go to 24/7 medical facility or ER of hospital. IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
Absolutely: Yes, a toothache can cause pain in the ear, especially if it is on the lower arch of teeth. The pain will radiate to the ear. Jaw joint problems will cause ear aches. The joint is next to the ear and any pressure from the joint will translate to the inner ear and cause pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not.: Many (most?) cases of dizziness in adults are not related to infection. As an ENT doctor, i often see dizzy patients that have been misdiagnosed elsewhere with ear infections (otitis media). With that said, ear infections and some sinus infections can indeed cause dizziness; dental infections should not cause dizziness. The best way to be sure is to see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways . The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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