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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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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

Abscessed Tooth is also known as Tooth abscess. An abcessed tooth is an infection in the bony socket holding the tooth roots. The most common causes are dental caries or trama which kills the nerve inside the tooth. This dead tissue cause an infection under the tooth. Pain, swelling, and unable to chew on tooth are just some signs of abcess. The infection needs to be controlled, then the cause can be ...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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Have lymph node behind ear is enlarged to about the size of a pea..Doesn't hurt , also have an abscessed tooth on same side, infection or cancer?

Have lymph node behind ear is enlarged to about the size of a pea..Doesn't hurt , also have an abscessed tooth on same side, infection or cancer?

Likely infectious: If the abscess is on the same side as the lymph node, it's likely related. However, if the infection in the tooth resolves and the lymph node doesn't then a thorough ENT examination is indicated. Lymph nodes in this area can arise from numerous processes in the head and neck. ...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

An : An abscess is certainly possible, and it is important to know what kind. A common abscess is when the nerve of the tooth is dead and would require root canal therapy. Another kind is a periodontal abscess, an infection to the tissue around the tooth. It would be important to be seen by a dentist asap to determine the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?

I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't  hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?

Very serious: An abscess is an abscess, it is an infection inside your jaw, with pain or no pain it is causing damage not only to the tooth but to the bone, the gums and the surrounding teeth, it will not go away by itself and it may flare up any time.. Ignore your teeth and they will ignore you. ...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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Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Vanilla extract: You can put vanilla extract on the abscess. This may help. However, a tooth abscess can quickly become a life threatening medical condition within 1-2 days. See a dentist or an oral surgeon for treatment asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

Abcessed tooth: An abcessed tooth is an infection in the bony socket holding the tooth roots. The most common causes are dental caries or trama which kills the nerve inside the tooth. This dead tissue cause an infection under the tooth. Pain, swelling, and unable to chew on tooth are just some signs of abcess. The infection needs to be controlled, then the cause can be corrected by the dentist. ...Read more

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Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please no....: Truly, there are no home remedies. None will provide for long-term health. Please seek the care of a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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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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