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Dr. Farhad Sigari answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

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

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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.
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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?

Likely infectious

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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I would recommend seeing your dentist and having the tooth checked and an xray. It might be an abscess or a fracture. Your dentist will evaluate your tooth and address your concerns.
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Can an abscessed tooth kill me?

Not likely; but....

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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.
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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

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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 dont wait.
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Is it safe to pull an abscessed tooth?

Most likely

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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.
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Can abscessed tooth cause vision loss?

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In my clinical practice, I have seen a patient that had a tooth abscess and developed inflammation in both eyes that affected his vision. It only resolved after the tooth was fixed. If you notice any changes in the vision, you should see your eyecare provider.
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Dr. J.Todd Martin answered:

What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

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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.
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