Can tooth infection cause swelling in throat?

Infections. Any infection can spread locally through adjacent tissues or systemically to ANY part of the body. They are not to taken lightly. In fact, although rare, dental infections can cause very serious complications including death. Do not self treat or take chances. See a dentist immediately and if things worsen, go to 24/7 medical facility or ER of hospital. IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK!
Definitely yes. The tooth infection cause swelling in the throat but rarely, the infection can progress to the point at which swelling threatens to block the airway. Remember, a tooth infection won't resolve without treatment and visit to a dentist is warranted.
Throat swelling. Depends on where the infection is in the mouth. But yes it can cause throat swelling.
Sure. Infections in lower posterior teeth can spread sublingually and can soon become life threatening as the airway is rapidly closed off. Please seek care ASAP.
Yes, get help now. Oral infections that spread to the spaces around the throat can be life threatening. Do not wait, get care immediately.
Yes. PLEASE see Dentist immediately. Any infection can be quite dangerous. If swelling is caused by a tooth infection it can be quite dangerous, spread, will not self heal, and cannot be cured by pills or DIY treatments.

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Can tooth infection cause throat swelling?

Tooth infections. Yes, tooth infections can spread to surrounding (and even distant) locations causing serious complications. As a matter of fact, people have died from untreated tooth infections. I personally know of such cases! see a dentist asap for diagnosis and treatment. It is nothing to take lightly. Read more...
Yes. Lower teeth may cause swelling if the infection is severe enough. Please see your dentist for treatment. Read more...

I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

A big yes. Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. Read more...

Is it rare for tooth infection to spread and cause the throat to swell shut? I am on sulfamethoxazole. Paranoid.

Not likely. Tooth infection can spread in very sick people, but if your throat is swelling you need to see a doctor asap. There can also be allergic reactions to the antibiotic -- and this would be the more likely cause of throat swelling. Please go to the emergency room if this is happening to you! your prescribing physician also needs to know. Read more...
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...

I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

Swelling. Sublingual swelling can be very dangerous and could cause a life threatening situation if it expands and pushes back on your tongue, blocking off your airway. The surgeon who is treating you should be made aware of your situation. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. Read more...

Can tooth infection cause one lymph nodes under neck?

Yes. The swollen lymph node would be somewhat tender and on the same side if due to infected tooth. Read more...
Seek dental care. See your dentist immediately. Depending upon the area, submandibular swelling may be possible in a severe infection. Your dentist will address this by treating the tooth in question, coupled with an antibiotic and possibly an incision and drainage if needed. Read more...

What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Be seen soon. Swelling indicates that you have infection. Dental infections can be life threatening, especially if the swelling is near the chin/neck area and may require IV antibiotics. Seek care immediately for antibiotics and to treat the infected tooth. After you get antibiotics, drink plenty of water and decrease physical activity to aid your body in fighting the infection. Read more...

I have a tooth infection I'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away? So I can pull the tooth.

Soon, but... Penicillins can take 1-2 days to really kick in and start to reduce infection and swelling. You should see improvement soon. If you are not getting better, you should go back to the dentist who gave you the prescription. They may need to switch you to a different medication. Read more...
Consider: Some tooth infections will never settle down without actually removing the tooth. Coordinate treatment with your dentist to "close the loop" and resolve the problem completely. Read more...
Remove tooth . You should have the tooth removed as soon as possible. The best way to eliminate the infection is to eliminate the cause of the infection. It is a common myth that you need to wait for the swelling to resolve. See your dentist or oral surgeon asap! Read more...

Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

A few days. You need to see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotic only suppresses the infection. The infected tooth is like an infected splinter, the source of the infection has to be removed. In the case of the tooth you will probably need root canal treatment or an extraction. Don't delay, infections in this area can spread to the brain and become life threatening. Read more...
No way to know. Have you discussed with your dentist alternatives to extraction or is extraction your only option? Amoxicillin will only help to keep the infection and therefore the pain under control. Even if you stay on the antibiotics there is no way to know when the infection(and pain) will rebound. If you need an extraction, the sooner you have the tooth removed the better. Read more...