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What Are The Symptoms Of A Tooth Infection On Tooth With Sealed Nerve
Tooth infection?: Symptoms of any infection are those due to the body's attempts to fight the disease and this creates inflammation. That includes swelling, tenderness, pain, fever, redness, change in tissue so that it becomes hard to the touch. Sorry but do not know what a "sealed nerve" is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Since tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose, what are the possibilities of any risk from the infection or doing root canal on that teeth.?
Careful....: An infection in this tooth can present serious complications. Immediate care can prevent these complications. Root canals are part of solving the problem. Although root canal treatment is not a life-long fix in a small percentage of cases, it is an accepted and recognized long-term solution to prevent infection. There is little risk in doing a root canal procedure for #11. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms of mengints from a tooth abcess? And how common is that with being on antibiotics
Meningitis?: I am assuming you meant to write meningitis? Its relatively rare to begin with and I have never personally heard of anyone getting it from a dental abscess. Even less likely if on antibiotics. Get regular dental and medical check-ups, live a healthy life, enjoy yourself and don't worry about the unlikely hazards of life. ...Read more
Since tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose, what are the possibilities of any risk from infection/ touching the nose by root canal on that teeth?
Infection: Infections can be a side-effect of any surgical procedure. There are many signs to watch for but increased temperature, swelling after a 3-5 days, pain, and puss are possible signs, but ultimately you will need to go back to the doctor to be evaluated for infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: Untreated tooth abscesses could cause infection to spread to the jaw bone, or to head, neck and chest area causing ludwig's angina which could be fatal. It could also cause sepsis which is caused by chemicals released by your body to fight the infection causing inflammation throughout your body. Sepsis could also be fatal. Have your dentist take care of the abscessed tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 6 cavities and a tooth that is broken in half. What are the dangers of not pulling the broken tooth and not filling the cavities?
Decayed teeth: If you don't get the cavities taken care of, soon the nerve of those teeth will be involved causing pain and infection and then you will need more complicated treatment. Same with broken tooth. If not taken care of, it will rot further and can cause abscess and infection. The infection can also spread in your body and heart. So the best is to see a dentist. Your health starts in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Explain the cause of inflammation of gums around a fronttooth crown. I did not have a root canal and there is nopain.
What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?
Too complex: To complex a question to Answer in 400 characters. Do NOT try to self diagnose. Any infection can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. You must see Dentist or Physician immediately to treat the infection. You, have choice of Family Dentist, Family Physician, Urgent Care, Oral Surgeon, ER, or any other qualified practitioner. YOU CANNOT TREAT THIS YOURSELF, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL CARE ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Ulcerations: Apthous ulcerations are one possible explanation for sores on the gums. Trauma or localized reaction to an irritant are other possibilities. Use warm salt water rinses and give it a few days. If the pain is severe or persistent, get to a dentist and have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are teeth weaker or looser after having a root resection performed? A root of one of my teeth is fractured, and i've been told i'm going to need a root resection. If one of the roots of a tooth is removed, will that tooth then be weaker from that point on
I : I presume you are talking about trying to save a molar, probably an upper molar. When the structure or support for part of the roots of a tooth threatens the entire tooth , it is sometime possible to section a root away and save the remaining roots. This is not an ideal scenario, but the technique has worked for a long time and when the tooth is carefully maintained and not under a heavy biting force it can work well. Root resection reduces the bone support for the tooth and yes it can make the tooth feel loose, but if you want to keep your tooth a little longer it is worth it. A more common treatment these days would be to remove the tooth a replace it with an implant. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 root canal tooth: Root canals are meant to save your tooth if your tooth has had trauma, decay to the nerve, or an abcess. However, the nerve system in a tooth is very complex. Depending on which tooth it is will determine how many canals it will have. There are exceptions to the rules. Some teeth have accessory canals that are very hard to get. It is like a main highway with feeder roads. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The most common : Complaint with wisdom teeth is exactly what you are describing. In essence you are "teething" and you now understand why baby's cry! warm salt water rinse is good. Antibiotic is better. Getting the tooth evaluated and possibly removed is best. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are possible conditions if your dmd finds a circular-squiggly mass below the root of a tooth in the jaw-bone?
I have a gum pocket on the outside of one of my molars. A wisdom tooth is starting to surface behind it. Could the wisdom tooth be causing the pocket?
Yes: You are correct, as a wisdom tooth erupts into the mouth, it can create a pocket in the gum, especially if the wisdom tooth is erupting abnormally. This pocketing may or may not be a problem that should be examined by a professional. It could be at risk for food impaction and subsequent infection. Have a professional provide a oral exam and explain your options and any risks. Good luck :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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