It can be. Infection in the teeth near the sinuses as well as septic emboli form any dental infection can potentially lead to infections in the brain. That is why dental infections should be taken seriously.
Location. Possibility of spread of infected upper teeth to brain. Risk of spread from lower teeth to the brain extremely low. In either case the dental infection can be dangerous, spreading to other organ systems, and should be treated immediately. Please call your Dentist.
How much time does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?
How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?
It Depends. If an upper tooth is abscessed, and the abscess goes into the fascia (the layer between the bone and muscle), it can spread fairly quickly, and i don't think anyone wants to find out how quickly! the infection can go to the angular vein, and then to the cavernous sinus, leading to a need for hospitalization. Why risk it? If you think you have a tooth abscess, see your dentist to take care of it. Read more...
Count time? There is no precise time for an abscessed tooth to infect your brain. It may never happen or it may happen quickly. The point is you need to get it treated as soon as possible to avoid any bad consequences. The longer you wait, the larger the damage it will cause locally and remotely. Read more...