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Tooth Extraction Cause Blindness
Yes: 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Yes: In cases of infected wisdom teeth there can be a region sinus infection in the maxillary sinus that makes up the floor of the orbital cavity where the eye sits. The lower and upper eye lids can become swollen. Severe cases can cause infections that spread to the tissues around the eye. Go to your dentist or the er. Now if you are experiencing this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gingival overgrowth: Many calcium channel blockers for hypertension can cause gingival overgrowth, including amlodipine other older meds, such as nifedipine, are much more common agents. In recent years, more documented cases have arisen with amlodipine as a causative agent, including several in my practice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Certainly: As teeth erupt, there are changes that allow them to move through the bone and gum tissue. Think of a baby's pain as teeth enter the mouth. It's essentially the same. What's unique about third molars is their position. Often there is not enough roommforthem in the mouth. They can get infected as they erupt, or you can bite on the tissues and they can swell. The pressure of eruption can hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
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