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Can a tooth infection caused eye pain?

Can a tooth infection caused eye pain?

Yes: If it is an upper tooth then the nerve supplying sensation to it may also innervate and provide sensation to the eye. So, you can have referred pain to the eye.

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Can tooth infection mess with your eyes?

Can tooth infection mess with your eyes?

No: Unless the infection is so severe that it spreads through skin or the sinuses, at which point you no longer only have a tooth infection.

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Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

ANY: Onset of numbness, especially on the head, and especially of unknown etiology (cause) warrants immediate investigation. If you suspect an infected tooth as the cause see your dentist immediately. If you are just guessing and have no real reason to make the association, see your primary care physician immediately. Could be simple answer or serious, find out which one.

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Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Can gum or tooth infection cause numbness in head?

Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated.

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Is it possible to have a tooth infection without actual tooth pain? But do get nerve pains on left side of head. Normal head MRI feb 2013.

Is it possible to have a tooth infection without actual tooth pain? But do get nerve pains on left side of head. Normal head MRI feb 2013.

Yes: And actually fairly common. Regarding 'nerve pains'- depending upon location, frequency, duration, triggers and the rest of your dental and medical history: it often requires both a complete and thorough dental exam with x-rays and a medical evaluation to determine the cause.

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If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

Yes: Any tooth infection is a problem. We often find bony destruction at the tip of a tooth root in the absence of symptoms. This shows that something has caused the destruction of bone in this area. You have heard of the "calm before the storm" well, this may be it.

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection.

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I was having trouble getting deep breaths since I had gotten a tooth infection. Now that my tooth had been removed all problems have gone away? Reason?

I was having trouble getting deep breaths since I had gotten a tooth infection. Now that my tooth had been removed all problems have gone away? Reason?

Not sure: But any infection in your mouth is not only limited the tooth, it can spread to the surrounding tissue and organs ver quickly, if the infection as draining into your throat or sinuses it could cause all kind of breathing problems. At least you got it taken care of. Good going.

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Does a tooth infection cause heart problems or damage your valves?

Does a tooth infection cause heart problems or damage your valves?

Yes: In rare cases, infections of lower back teeth can allow spread of the infection down the neck, into the chest, and around the heart. This can be deadly. In a different way gum disease (which is an infection around the teeth) can affect the heart as it seeds the bloodstream with the bacteria that cause coronary artery disease--the main cause of heart attacks.

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Can a tooth infection lead to other health problems?

Can a tooth infection lead to other health problems?

Bloodstream Highway: Picture your bloodstream like a highway that connects all the organs, joints and muscles of your body. If you have a tooth infection, those nasty bacteria are taking an onramp to the bloodstream highway in your jaw. The bacteria are riding that highway to your organs, joints and muscles. Research has shown those same bacteria in the mouth contribute to heart disease.

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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment.

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I have a severe tooth infection. What are my options?

I have a severe tooth infection. What are my options?

Dental Treatment: Is the only option for your dental care. Take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC and see your dentist ASAP for evaluation, x-rays and proper treatment.

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Can I drink alchohol if I have a tooth infection?

Can I drink alchohol if I have a tooth infection?

Not a good idea!: If you have been diagnosed with a dental infection, you were probably given some antibiotics? Some antibiotics such as Metronidazole should never be taken with alcohol. Also, are you taking any pain meds for pain related to the infection? Alcohol should not be consumed with several pain meds including otc pain meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen).

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I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

Flagyl: It is unwise to use any antibiotic for purposes other than those for which the medication was originally prescribed. Go to the dentist.

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Why do I have pain in my neck from a tooth infection?

Swollen Glands?: The infection my swell and/or glands in the area of the infection may swell in response to the infection. If the infection is in a lower teeth, your neck may hurt. Please contact you dentist.

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Would I know if tooth infection went to brain?

Would I know if tooth infection went to brain?

Symptoms: Likely headache, stiff neck, fever, lethargy, confusion, nausea, vomiting. If you think there is a possibility, go to ER NOW.

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Can I take ofloxacin 200mg for tooth infection. I have panic attack?

Can I take ofloxacin 200mg for tooth infection. I have panic attack?

Can buy why: There are many other drugs you can take if you not penicillin allergic besides ofloxacin. If you have a toothache involving the inside of your tooth (one needing root canal therapy) plain old Amoxicillin is good and would not trigger panic attacks. Get with your dds and see what type of infected to you have and get it treated. Good luck.

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I have sour teeth? What's the reason recently had a wisdom tooth infection?

I have sour teeth? What's the reason recently had a wisdom tooth infection?

Dental exam: Did you have your wisdom tooth extracted? Or is it still present and infectied again. There are a number of reasons for this. It is best to see a dentist to determine the cause and the best treatment. Then follow thou is needed.

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