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Side Effects Of Abscessed Tooth
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
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
Should I be worried about an abscessed tooth? Recently I've start having quite severe pain in the lower left side of my mouth when I chew anything that's isn't really soft. I don't seem to have any of the other symptoms associated with abscessed tooth, bu
I'm getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection. Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain. Is there a connection?
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
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
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
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
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
Be careful: Make sure you are not making the problem worse by touching the swelling with a non-sterile object. ...Read more
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
Post-op appointment: If pain persists or increases after 2 weeks, you should see your dentist/oral surgeon to exclude any pathologic disorder like dry socket. ...Read more
Treatment of: The cause is the only definitive solution to mitigate the pain. Be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause / problem so that appropriate treatment can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Dry socket: There are risks associated with teeth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed. ...Read more
Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .
Sure it can: An abscessed tooth is really an infection deep inside the bone, external to the tooth. Often times these are also draining under the gums and can cause swellings and significant pain in a wider area than just the tooth that is involved. As a general rule, don't assume it is only one problem. Get seen for it as soon as you can and have all the adjacent areas checked, too. ...Read more
Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and don't wait. ...Read more
Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may need to give you antibiotics or pull your tooth. Good luck! ...Read more
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