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Tooth Infection Without Pain
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
Can a person have a tooth infection without any pain instead my tooth has an infected smell when I floss?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?
I have no insurance and have a tooth infection. What can i take without a perscription to clear up the infection?
Not much...: Even if you had a prescription for antibiotics, the meds do not fix your rotten tooth... you need to be treated by a dentist for that. Most patients do not have dental insurance, but they still fix their teeth. You'll have to set priorities and possibly finance some of your treatment. You can also seek reduced fee care at a dental school, clinic, or hospital program. All the best... ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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