6 doctors weighed in:
Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine.

In brief: Possible
There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
Possible. A definite risk of dental abscess is seeding the brain - brain abscess.

In brief: Possible
Possible. A definite risk of dental abscess is seeding the brain - brain abscess.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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