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Tooth Abscess Leaking Into Nose And Ear
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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903-454-6965. Also try contacting: community health service agency, inc. - greenville, greenville, tx - 75403. Take care. ...Read more
Can a upper tooth abcess cause pain in your ear and back of head and pressure feeling in head? I'm at the emergency room now but there taking forever
Yes it can:
So can TMJ dysfunction, and impacted wisdom teeth.
If your medical exam is WNL, see your dentist for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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