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Developed mastitis with an abscess and MRSA. Received IV Vancomycin (5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of MRSA moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!

Developed mastitis with an abscess and MRSA. Received IV Vancomycin (5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of MRSA moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!

Possible, not likely: Staph (whether MRSA or non-MRSA types) is not a common cause of dental abscesses, although it could happen. All abscess symptoms are pretty much the same, no matter what bacteria are involved: swelling, pain, redness, and potentially draining pus. Discuss with your dentist and follow her advice if antibiotic treatment is prescribed. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I crowned my teeth, root canalled soon after. L have slight pain when grinding. No abscess. Is it normal?

I crowned my teeth, root canalled soon after. L have slight pain when grinding. No abscess. Is it normal?

Can be: Root canal its a very successful procedure (over 95%). Sometimes it can take awhile to calm down completely. The important question is if it is getting less sensitive (improving). If not then more therapy might be indicated down the road. ...Read more

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I will ask to have my molar pulled. Had root canal, lanap and mos. Later now an abscess. I forget the type. He wants to wait to see. I do not. Fed up.

I will ask to have my molar pulled. Had root canal, lanap and mos. Later now an abscess. I forget the type. He wants to wait to see. I do not. Fed up.

Reasonable: That sounds reasonable. There may be a fracture that is difficult to diagnose. If it has not gotten better in several months I agree it may not be saveable. ...Read more

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I have an abscess above my front teeth, what is advisable to do to it aside from root canal?

I have an abscess above my front teeth, what is advisable to do to it aside from root canal?

Extraction.: Removal of the front teeth is the only option available other than trying to save them with a root canal. ...Read more

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Could having a cleaning and immediately following a bleaching of my teeth cause an abscess resulting in 2 root canals? I have recently had these 2 procedures back to back and am now undergoing 2 root canal procdures. Could this have been caused by the bl

Could having a cleaning and immediately following a bleaching of my teeth cause an abscess resulting in 2 root canals? I have recently had these 2 procedures back to back and am now undergoing 2 root canal procdures. Could this have been caused by the bl

No relation: There is no relation, it's actually recommended that you get the whitening after cleaning.
Whether this teeth had a cavity (decayed) or had a poor fitting old filling, the nerve had to be infected or necrotic (dead) for the teeth to need root canal treatment.
In rare cases the whining gel might irritate that old filling if its in the front teeth causing the symptoms to appear, rx in needed. ...Read more

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I was having a swelling under molar gum since 6 months. Week ago I go to dentist he said it is abscess n make opening fr root canal. Nw swelling half?

I was having a swelling under molar gum since 6 months. Week ago I go to dentist he said it is abscess n make opening fr root canal. Nw swelling half?

It is normal: This may be due to a previous infection. If the area was swollen before the root canal treatment it may take a while to heal. Take care. ...Read more

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If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?

Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...Read more

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I hv abscess in molar gum. Dentist make root open. Bt after 10 sittings still very hard swelling with no pain ever. Xray showing only absces no cyst?

I hv abscess in molar gum. Dentist make root open. Bt after 10 sittings still very hard swelling with no pain ever. Xray showing only absces no cyst?

See an endodontist: Oral infections such as certain chronic abscess or cracked, fractured teeth can often be difficult to diagnose and treat. In addition to dental school, endodontists receive 2-3 more years of advanced education in this kind of diagnosis and treatment. That’s why you should see an endodontist for proper diagnosis and prognosis before the treatment. ...Read more

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How is an oral cyst different from an abscess? My dentist says I have an oral cyst at the root of a molar. It doesn't hurt right now, but I'm really worried about what it could develop into. Do oral cysts tend to follow the same path as the infection of a

How is an oral cyst different from an abscess? My dentist says I have an oral cyst at the root of a molar. It doesn't hurt right now, but I'm really worried about what it could develop into. Do oral cysts tend to follow the same path as the infection of a

Periapical pathosis: Lesions at the root ends are usually granulomas or cysts. The only way to tell the difference is by removal and biopsy. These are the direct result of necrotic tissue in a root canal causing these inflammatory lesions. They occur on teeth needing a root canal or a previously treated root canal that is failing. Many are asymptomatic and only start to hurt when they become acute, filling w fluid or. ...Read more

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I hv a hard abscess in molar gum. Dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half. How much time takes to go??

I hv a hard abscess in molar gum. Dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half. How much time takes to go??

A few days: Once the abscess is drained, most symptoms go away quickly, within a few days. If the abscess is still in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day or you may need antibiotics to help fighting infection. Regardless, the abscess will not be cured unless the cause is completely eliminated. ...Read more

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Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)

Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)

Tongue symptoms: While I can't be certain, from what you say, the halitosis probably comes from your gum abscess (bacterial odor). The changes in your tongue could be due to an overgrowth of yeast germs (fungi) than can happen when you take an antibiotic; this could cause the redness, tenderness, and white patches. Other causes of the tongue changes could be inflammation (glossitis) due to allergy or infection. ...Read more

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Can an absess im my mouth kill me?

Can an absess im my mouth kill me?

Yes: Unfortunately we hear about such cases every once in awhile. Any infection, any place in the body can cause serious complications and is potentially fatal. That is why people should not take infecions lightly and seek professional care right away. ...Read more

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Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

All abscesses: Require drainage for proper healing. Regardless of location. ...Read more

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I have a abscess in my mouth can I pop it?

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I have a abscess in my mouth can I pop it?

Not recommended: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The cause of the infection should be removed by your dentist to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

Several days: How quickly it decreases is dependant on the severity of the swelling to begin with and how it is treated. If antibiotics alone are used it may take days. In addition,
if an incision and drainage is also performed, the swelling may be reduced more quickly. ...Read more

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I have an abscess in my mouth and my face has slightly slanted and I want to know does that have something to do with my abscess or is it something serious?

I have an abscess in my mouth and my face has slightly slanted and I want to know does that have something to do with my abscess or is it something serious?

SEE DDS ASAP: Go see your dentist ASAP. An abscess needs to be treated immediately. If the external portion of your face is already distorted, an infection is evident and if you wait it will be worse and possibly need to be treated in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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I have an abscess on my left top gum in my mouth, what is it?

? infection: Oral abscesses or ulcerations are most commonly caused by infections, be they viral or bacterial. See a dentist or health care provider to get it looked at and properly treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an abscess in the gum to spread in the mouth?

It may not spread.: Oral infections (bacterial) tend to become self-limiting in time. They will tend to establish drainage after a while and that limits their tendency to spread, assuming that a persons immune system is in good shape.
Viral infections can continue to spread. A course of antibiotics can usually determine if it is bacterial or viral in origin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscess in the mouth to decrease after taking amoxycillin?

How long does it take for an abscess in the mouth to decrease after taking amoxycillin?

An abscess: Often times should be drained. A true abscess can be walled off so that antibiotics may not be able to reach it so well. If after 5 days there is not significant improvement of being on the antibiotic and whatever gargling instructions you may have been given, I would return to the dentist/ oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is the mass in the roof of my mouth an abscess or could it be something else?

Is the mass in the roof of my mouth an abscess or could it be something else?

Depends: A torus (as in the center of the picture) is a bone extension on the roof of the mouth which may increase in size over time. Also, if large enough, you may scratch it with hard, crunchy foods or burn it from hot foods. See your dentist so they may actually see why you are referring to and determine if any treatment is even necessary. ...Read more

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Mouth abscess and ringing in my ears, what's wrong?

Mouth abscess and ringing in my ears, what's wrong?

Separate problems: 1. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See a dentist ASAP.
2. Researchers still aren’t entirely sure what happens in the auditory system to cause tinnitus. See an ENT if you’ve had ringing in your ears for more than 3 months. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess under a full mouth bridge?

Determine the source: An abscess under a bride could be cause by something as simple as popcorn getting stuck under it. Each cause (root canal infection, gum infection, food trap) has a different treatment so you should see your dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause mouth pain/swollen face besides an abscess?

See your dentist: A fractured root, periodontal disease, inflamed temporomandibular joint, allergic reaction and trauma can contribute to facial swelling. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an abscess or a mouth ulcer?

How do I know if I have an abscess or a mouth ulcer?

See a dentist: See a dentist who can examine you and answer that question for you. It is not wise to try to diagnose yourself by doing research on the internet or having us venture a guess or give you some basic guidelines. ...Read more

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There is a blister-like abscess on the roof of my mouth. What could it be?

There is a blister-like abscess on the roof of my mouth. What could it be?

Viral or PIZZA: Many blister lesions are of viral origin, your md can help you with that. Believe it or not, I have seen many, many roof of the mouth blisters from pizza burn, hot cheese adheres to the tissue and burns it, hence a blister. It may sound strange, but I have seen it more times than I can remember. ...Read more

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When u have a abscess do it hurt the whole mouth and tbe head and around the nose pleaz help?

Please Clarify: First, I am sorry to report but the question is quite confusing. What is the context of your infection? Why are you not on antibiotics or having the abscess drained? But, infected cystic abscesses cause a lot of pain. ...Read more

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43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

Palatal lesion: See a dentist or your PCP and have them examine you. Cannot possibly diagnose this without being able to see it and obtain a full history. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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43 year old black male, non tobacco user has a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

43 year old black male, non tobacco user has a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

Time to see Doctor: This type of problem needs an office visit for evaluation.
Being a smoker you must make sure nothing serious is present. If the problem hasn't gone away in a month trying to ignore it further is unwise. See a physician soon! ...Read more

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I have a severe toothache and a big pus pocket in the roof of my mouth is that an abscess?

It Sounds Like It.: If you are feeling a pus pocket in the roof of your mouth, it usually means there is an abscess in the lingual/palatal root of an upper tooth. You want to see your dentist or endodontist (root canal specialist) to examine, diagnose and treat your abscess. Sometimes, the abscesses may travel into the fascial space (between bone and muscle) and end up requiring hospitalization and be dangerous. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk buldging disk in my lower spine l4l5 area, and also have abscess I'm mouth need help!!!

I have a herniated disk buldging disk in my lower spine l4l5 area, and also have abscess I'm mouth need help!!!

Urgent care: The abscess in your mouth needs urgent attention. I would recommend seeing a doctor today in an urgent care center or ER. The back problem can be sorted out by your primary care provider. Ask about the need for imaging, or referral to a spine specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have something under my tounge in the floor of the mouth I don't know if it's ulcer or abscess but it cause pain in my molars and when touched?!

I have something under my tounge in the floor of the mouth I don't know if it's ulcer or abscess but it cause pain in my molars and when touched?!

Pain: You may possibly have an infection, you should cosnsider visiting a dentist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more