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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

Yes: Pain can be referred, meaning it could feel like it is coming from somewhere else (like your ear) but it is really coming from your tooth. You know the pain is referred if you treat the tooth and the earache went away. At the same time, TMJ pain can also imitate earache. Have your dentist perform a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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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Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Possible: An abscessed tooth can cause pain that radiates back to the ear and up the side of your head. See a dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Can ear and throat pain be related to tooth abscess?

Can ear and throat pain be related to tooth abscess?

Possibly: See your dentist to definitively treat the tooth abscess (root canal treatment, extraction or periodontal gum treatments may be the remedies). They will determine if your other pains are related to you dental problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

It is not normal: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

See your dentist: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I went to the ER for an abscessed tooth; they told me that they couldn't help me. My throat, ears, neck, and head hurt and I can't eat. I have no money. What should I do?

I went to the ER for an abscessed tooth; they told me that they couldn't help me. My throat, ears, neck, and head hurt and I can't eat. I have no money. What should I do?

Try this: You need dental help asap. *** I can not vouch for any dental clinics but this was advertised on line under sliding scale or low cost care. You can call to see what they have.. Chsa dental clinic, 3600 caddo st., greenville, tx - 75401,
903-454-6965. Also try contacting: community health service agency, inc. - greenville, greenville, tx - 75403. Take care. ...Read more

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Large, red painful lump on cheek, doesn't come to a head like a spot. Just above where it's coming through so maybe I have an abscess or impacted wisdom tooth?

Large, red painful lump on cheek, doesn't come to a head like a spot. Just above where it's coming through so maybe I have an abscess or impacted wisdom tooth?

Best to be: Evaluated by a dentist. Once an exam and appropriate x-rays are taken a more definitive diagnosis and aporopriate treatment recomnendations can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess. Have been on 3 antibiotic today swelling start pain spread from ear to mid chin. Lymph in neck swelling, tingles in face & more emerg?

Tooth abscess. Have been on 3 antibiotic today swelling start pain spread from ear to mid chin. Lymph in neck swelling, tingles in face & more emerg?

ER: Go to the emergency room. Hopefully they will have a dentist on call -- possibly an oral surgeon or general practice resident. This may be a rapidly advancing infection -- best to have it checked out now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read more

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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...Read more

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Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because the symptoms diminish doesn't mean the problem has been solved. ...Read more

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What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates food impaction. Endodontal abcess must be treated with root canal procedure. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess treated may lead to more serious dental and possibly medical consequences. ...Read more

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Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Yes: An abscess is an infection. As with an infection anywhere else in your body, it takes a toll as it spreads through your circulatory system to other organs. Need to have the infection addressed immediately. Please call your dentist now. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Trauma: To avoid blunt force trauma to the affected area. Biting down on hard foods will only irritate the area further. If you sprain your ankle, you avoid running for a while. Let the area heal with as little additional irritation as possible. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

When the cause of: Swelling go away (infection) the sewlling go away. That happen with treatment. ...Read more

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Are there complications associated with tooth abscess that has drained?

Yes: There was so much infection and pressure from that infection that it pushed out the soft tissue. It will not be fixed until the tooth that is infected is treated. It could need a root canal an extraction, or possibly periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Not typical: An abcessed tooth will not typically effect your vision. There is something else going on here. Did you have trauma? Was this spontaneous? See an opthomologist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...Read more

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How can I treat the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

How can I treat the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity, wisdom teeth or advanced gum disease or tooth abscess. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

How can I relieve the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

See any dentist: To drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of dentist should you see for a tooth abscess?

One with a license: See your general dentist who usually provides care for you. If he or she feels you need to see a specialist, you can be referred to the appropriate specialist for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon. ...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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Occurs due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease (hardest to treat). When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more