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Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tooth infection

A tooth infection should not cause you to lose muscle.
I would get a dental check up for control of the infection and see your primary doctor for a physical to see why your are losing muscle.

In brief: Tooth infection

A tooth infection should not cause you to lose muscle.
I would get a dental check up for control of the infection and see your primary doctor for a physical to see why your are losing muscle.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Generally not

A routine tooth infection will not cause you to lose muscle.
However, if it is not treated, it can develop into a very severe, widespread infection called an abscess. This can affect muscles.

In brief: Generally not

A routine tooth infection will not cause you to lose muscle.
However, if it is not treated, it can develop into a very severe, widespread infection called an abscess. This can affect muscles.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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