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I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

Tooth Abscess: If one has a tooth abscess, they should see their dentist immediately for treatment. An abscess can cause bacteria to get into your blood stream which can have many disastrous effects including heart problems or the abscess can lead to a serious neck infection. Antibiotics are needed to calm down the infection which can then be followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


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Im getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection. Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain. Is there a connection?

Im getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection.  Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain.  Is there a connection?

Yes: Osteomyelitis, infection of bones in your back is a concern. The bacteria can travel in the blood stream (hematogenous spread) and cause an infection elsewhere. See your regular doctor and he or she will know what to do if red flag signs are present. ...Read more

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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and i'm wondering if this

Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and i'm wondering if this

If : If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read more

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How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... Give a local dentist a call and be properly taken care of. ...Read more

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What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

Abscess: It is very important you go see your dentist. You may need a root canal or even an extraction. You need to see your dentist as soon as possible an untreated infection can cause serious health issues including death. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

NO: Abscess tooth can stop the pain on its own with establishing drainage through a fistula tract on the gum near the abscess tooth, or drain through the gum crevice around the affected tooth. However, continuous draining will cause bone loss either at the apex or at the side of tooth bony wall. It may develop a cyst slowly. It is rather a slow process (a year easily) so you can plan for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

Periapical abscess: When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ puss forming an abscess. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth kill me?

Can an abscessed tooth kill me?

Not likely; but....: If you have an abscessed tooth it would best be treated. Infections in the body can create the potential for other problems. There is no benefit to leaving an abscess alone. Please seek treatment if you do indeed have an abscess. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pull an abscessed tooth?

Is it safe to pull an abscessed tooth?

Most likely: If the tooth is hopeless, then yes, that is the safest thing you could do; pull the tooth to get rid of the infection. If it's a bad abscess, then get it done soon. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Not directly...: If your tooth is painful, it can cause stress that can manifest in neck pain, especially if you are sitting or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. If you are developing neck swelling related to your tooth, please see an oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What to do about my abscessed tooth/gum?

What to do about my abscessed tooth/gum?

See a dentist: Abscessed teeth are teeth with infections, that if left untreated can spread and may cause serious complications, and may even be life threatening. Please see a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Possibley: Under rare circumstances, an abscess in one part of the body can spread to another part. The spinal damage would have to be related to infection in the spine from the same bacteria that caused the dental abscess. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Yes: If the abscess is not treated properly, the infection can spread causing facial cellulitis, potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Can you die from an abscessed tooth/ toothache?

Can you die from an abscessed tooth/ toothache?

Yes: If the infection spreads uncontrollably to other parts of your body it can be difficult to treat. Although this is a very rare possibility in today's world, it was quite common before antibiotic treatment was available. Don't wait, see a dentist for care now. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to pop my abscessed tooth?

Would it be a good idea to pop my abscessed tooth?

Be careful: Make sure you are not making the problem worse by touching the swelling with a non-sterile object. ...Read more

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Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek out asap. ...Read more

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Can anxeity disorder and abscessed tooth be realated?

Not on their own: The only connection i can imagine would be that a person with an anxiety disorder who develops an abscessed tooth might feel more anxious than usual - especially if they are afraid of dental procedures. No causation relationship makes any sense in either direction otherwise. ...Read more

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What to do if pain two weeks after abscessed tooth removal?

What to do if pain two weeks after abscessed tooth removal?

Post-op appointment: If pain persists or increases after 2 weeks , you should return to the dentist/oral surgeon to exclude any pathologic disorder like dry socket. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more