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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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Brain Abscess (Definition)

An abscess--a swollen area within body tissue that contains pus--in the brain, usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. It is a serious and life-threatening condition ...Read more


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How quickly will mastoiditis spread?

How quickly will mastoiditis spread?

Not quickly: Mastouditis is not contagious. Treatment is usually antibiotics but may require surgery if symptoms do not improve or have recurred several times. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth infection spread?

How quickly can a tooth infection spread?

Pretty quick: Sometimes the tooth infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention. If your dentist is unavailable and there is a fever, swelling in the face, or swelling in the jaw, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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How quickly does dental infection progress?

How quickly does dental infection progress?

Slow to fast: It's a war between the infecting bacteria and your bodies defenses. If your body is winning the battle you can have a chronic infection that remains fairly circumscribed. If the bacteria are winning, you can go from fine to septic in no time at all. Don't play a Russian Roulette, please call your Dentist before infection gets out of control. ...Read more

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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...Read more

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How serious is pneumonia and brain tumors?

How serious is pneumonia and brain tumors?

So different: Often pneumonia (lung infection) is treatable. Often brain tumors (brain cancer) are lethal. Seriousness varies with type, medical care, age of patient and other factors. ...Read more

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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...Read more

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How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

VERY, very quickly: In a majority of cases, bacteria that causes endocarditis loves in blood. Since endocarditis involves a bacterial infection of the inner heart lining, including the heart valves, they grow especially well in this area and can form vegetations. With blood crossing the valve, the vegetations can flick off and deposit into the lungs or other parts of the body as it spreads quickly in the blood. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth abscess become a health risk?

How quickly can a tooth abscess become a health risk?

When it forms: As soon as you get an infection it can become a health risk, abscess needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can medications only resolve spine TB lesions and cold abscess?

Can medications only resolve spine TB lesions and cold abscess?

Possibly : Surgical indications for vertebral/spinal TB infection (pott's disease) includes: progressive neurologic deficit, severe kyphosis, progression of kyphotic deformity especially with spinal cord compression leading to neurologic deficit, instability despite adequate medical treatment, pain related to spinal instability. Surgery is also recommended for abscess, especially cold abscesses of tb. ...Read more

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When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...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 brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more

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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Definitely, no: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Call a dentist today! ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more