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Dr. Dinh Bui
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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

Dr. Dinh Bui
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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

No...: I think you meant a spread of infection from a localized abscess to become systemic through circulation. The incidence is very rare but it could happen. You would have fever or chill, feeling sick or malaise, and with blood test there would be a raise in white blood cell. Check up with your doctor. Relax and do not over worrying! ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in rare cases even death can occur. Do not delay in getting treatment. Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Clifford Marks
Board Certified, Dentistry
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My husband lost a filling and his tooth broke off over 6 months ago finally went to the dentist and it is infected. Could he have blood poisoning?

Dr. Clifford Marks
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My husband lost a filling and his tooth broke off over 6 months ago finally went to the dentist and it is infected. Could he have blood poisoning?

Probably not: Most dental infections are localized and are limited to the immediate area. I'm glad your husband finally went to the dentist. Moral of the story: don't wait until there is a problem. Get regular exams from your dentist. It's far easier to prevent a problem than to treat it. And cheaper too! ...Read more

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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Probably not: Swallowing the pus from a dental abscess probably won't make you sick, as the acids in your stomach will neutralize the bacteria and associated waste products. What could give you blood poisoning would be if the pus was to entry your blood stream. Not only could you become septic, your kidneys could fail and the mouth bacteria could lodge in your heart causing irreversible heart valve damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Is there a test that can detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Is there a test that can detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

A blood sample: "blood poisoning" usually is taken to mean bacteria in the blood, or bacteremia. You can take a sample of the blood and culture it to see if bacteria grow. There are many infections, including teeth infections, that can cause bacteria to go into the blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Many signs: If your child has sepsis (blood poisoning ) then she will be very sick, have high fevers, and look lethargic. Cultures of the blood will show bacterial growth. This is remarkably rare from abscessed teeth, unless the child as a severe immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Can broken teeth that bleed into the gums cause blood poisoning?

Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Can broken teeth that bleed into the gums cause blood poisoning?

Long shot but yes: If your broken teeth get infected and you don't treat the infection, yes that can cause blood poisoning. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Sepsis: The medical term for blood poisoning is sepsis which means an infection where microbes are in the blood. Fever, malaise, drenching sweats and chills are the typical symptoms and they are usually abrupt in onset. Diagnosis is with physical exam, white blood cell count and blood cultures as well as a strong suspicion that an infection is present. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

Infections!: Blood poisoning is really a term for blood stream infections by bacteria. Anyone can get a blood stream infection from a skin infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or any route that bacteria are introduced into the blood stream. This can happen with simple tooth brushing or be as obvious as injecting drugs into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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How is blood poisoning (septicaemia) caught?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Septicemia: Infection spreading from local area to generalized, if local infection is untreated or inadequately treated. ...Read more

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