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What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

Usually swelling: Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem.

Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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What are the negative effects of prolongued tooth infection?

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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High ESR on account of tooth infection?

High ESR on account of tooth infection?

Infection: ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a test for inflammation. Infection and inflammation go hand in hand. Tooth infections do not self-heal. "Cure" requires hands-on Dental treatment. Please call our Dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection affect the heart?

Can a tooth infection affect the heart?

Yes: Dental abscesses, especially in the lower jaw can spread. We call this cellulitis. If this is untreated, it can spread to the mediastinum, or the area of the heart, causing death. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection mess with your eyes?

Can tooth infection mess with your eyes?

No: Unless the infection is so severe that it spreads through skin or the sinuses, at which point you no longer only have a tooth infection. ...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 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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Would I know if tooth infection went to brain?

Would I know if tooth infection went to brain?

Symptoms: Likely headache, stiff neck, fever, lethargy, confusion, nausea, vomiting. If you think there is a possibility, go to ER NOW. ...Read more

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Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated. ...Read more

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Tooth infection dental pain. What to take for this?

Tooth infection dental pain. What to take for this?

Dental visit: Take a trip to visit your dentist. Until you get there, Ibuprofen is your best otc pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you can't take ibuprofen. Infection will not get better with pain medication alone and you will need to have the source treated properly. You may also require an antibiotic. Your dentist is the best person to accomplish both of these things. ...Read more

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Getting rid of a tooth infection with peroxyl good?

Getting rid of a tooth infection with peroxyl good?

A little: Peroxyl may help somewhat, but it is not going to get rid of the source of the infection. Thus the infection will come back, that is one of the reasons antibiotics only work temporarily on tooth infections also. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cause a tooth infection to come back?

Can probiotics cause a tooth infection to come back?

Probiotics, no: It is the lack of good oral hygiene and diet that can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and infection of the teeth. See your dentist for check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause one lymph nodes under neck?

Can tooth infection cause one lymph nodes under neck?

Yes: The swollen lymph node would be somewhat tender and on the same side if due to infected tooth. ...Read more

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How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more

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Does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection?

Does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection?

Most of the times: Cephalexin could be an appropriate choice for uncomplicated tooth infections, as it has good activity against streptococci that live in the mouth and cause these infections. However, Cephalexin lacks anaerobic activity, and some tooth infections (particularly abscesses) can be caused by anaerobic bacteria. If you are taking Cephalexin and your symptoms are not improving, visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Stop gap: Antibiotics work to limit the spread of infection as long as you are taking the medication. They do not "cure" the infection. N as soon as you stop taking the antibiotic, the infection comes roaring right back. In addition to the antibiotic you need definitive dental treatment, so call your dentist now. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

Varies: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. ...Read more

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Will a wisdom tooth infection, pericoronitis get worse over time?

Will a wisdom tooth infection, pericoronitis get worse over time?

It can. As an oral..: Surgeon, I see the worst of infections because general dentists will seek help in treating them. While many pericoronitis infections may resolve without treatment, there are those rare few that can become so severe as to require hospitalization, surgical drainage and I.V. Antibiotics with several days in intensive care. Never assume that an infection will go away. Seek help early. ...Read more

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Tooth infection leads to face numbness on left side. Why is that?

Tooth infection leads to face numbness on left side. Why is that?

Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection.
But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...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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Should I take flucloxacillin capsules to get rid of tooth infection?

No: At best it is a temporary measure. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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How long does it take to die from a tooth infection or tooth abscess?

How long does it take to die from a tooth infection or tooth abscess?

No time frame: Although death from a tooth infection is rare, it can happen. The sooner you treat the problem the better off you will be. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for tooth infection and for 15 days is that safe?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for tooth infection and for 15 days is that safe?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection. Amoxicillin, clindamycin, Augmentin are much more common for tooth infection. Question the prescriber about choice and duration. Antibiotic will not alone cure a tooth infection, treatment such as root canal or extraction of the tooth will usually be necessary for complete healing. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Noroxin (Definition)

Noroxin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more