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Tooth Infection Spread To Bone
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday
Maybe: Never say never. It is very unlikely, but not out of the question. See a dentist asap for the infected tooth and when infection clears up and pain in collar bone disappears, then maybe it was a direct correlation. ...Read more
Will augmentin take car of a jaw bone infection if I have one im taking it for tooth infection in panic spreading to all facial bones what the chances?
Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?
Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more
You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more
Can a tooth infection cause pain under the jaw I'm on clindmaycin and ibproufen scared it's spread?
Yes: A lower tooth infection can cause pain below the jaw by either involving the lymph nodes or spreading into the soft tissues under the jaw. If you pain or swelling progresses despite the antiobiotics, you should see an oral surgeon asap. These infections can spread and become life threatening. ...Read more
Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem.
Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the cause. ...Read more
May be many: Headache, changes in mentation or wakefulness, localizing neurologic abnormalities, occasionally fever may accompany brain abscess, but there are several other areas of the "brain" which may be affected. Complications are numerous. This should be cared for by a neurosurgeon and infectious diseases expert in collaboration. ...Read more
Should I continue to use my flonase if the tooth infection has spread and my face hurts because it seems like it is conflictijng with the antibotics?
As we speak: The longer you wait, the greater the risk. Mild chronic infections have a nasty way of becoming severe acute infections at the most inopportune time. The longer you wait, the more tooth damage, the more complex (expensive) the "fix." You need to be on antibiotics to limit stead of infection until Dentist can treat (eliminate) the cause of infection. Please call Dentist NOW. ...Read more
Depends: If the infection has spread beyond the oral cavity and or jaws you may require antibiotics to in addition to having the tooth removed. If you have medical conditions that affects your immune system such as uncontrolled diabetes then it is essential to take antibiotics prior to and after extracting the tooth. ...Read more
Theoretically: Dental infections can put bacteria into the bloodstream which have the potential to infect the lining of the heart (endocarditis), and this has the possibility of a fatal outcome. Most often you need to have prior damage to the heart lining for this to occur, although less often, not. Get your dental infection treated. ...Read more
It is possible: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
SERIOUS!: I hope this hasn't happened to you and it just reinforces the importance of not letting dental or medical problems go untreated. Have your physician treat you medically and for the lung infection and have your dentist discuss your options regarding all your dental needs. Lesson learned. ...Read more
Have had a tooth infection for a month that was diagnosed today. Only symptom was pain under chin and neck. How fast can infection spread to lungs?
Fast: Get in to have this treated immediately. You do not want to risk a mediastinal complication. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm curious, how long would it take for an untreated tooth infection to finally spread to the heart and brain?
Uncertain: There is no real time frame for this for all people. Best to get the infection treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
A tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Is it rare for tooth infection to spread and cause the throat to swell shut? I am on sulfamethoxazole. Paranoid.
Rare: Dental infections do tend to involve surrounding oral tissues, but severe cases of so-called odontogenic deep neck space infections and cellulitis (e g ludwig's angina) are fortunately uncommon in otherwise healthy folks. Early treatment makes spread of infection less likely, but sulfamethoxazole would not be a first choice. Get rechecked if no improvement, especially for any breathing difficulty. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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