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My wisdom tooth came in and is now rotted and severely infected. I fainted at work, have a high fever and vomiting. Is this life threatening?

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Dr. Brian Witt
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, go to ER

You could have a serious infection that has spread to your bloodstream. You need to go to the er.

In brief: Yes, go to ER

You could have a serious infection that has spread to your bloodstream. You need to go to the er.
Dr. Brian Witt
Dr. Brian Witt
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Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

A serious infection anywhere in the body can be life threatening if not treated.
Signs of fever with vomiting and episodes of fainting are concerning and require immediate attention esp if associated with infection. This requires immediate attention and should not be postponed any longer. Please see your nearest physician or emergency room to get checked out asap.

In brief: Possibly

A serious infection anywhere in the body can be life threatening if not treated.
Signs of fever with vomiting and episodes of fainting are concerning and require immediate attention esp if associated with infection. This requires immediate attention and should not be postponed any longer. Please see your nearest physician or emergency room to get checked out asap.
Dr. Daniel McGee
Dr. Daniel McGee
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Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

When these infections spread into the bones of your face or into your blood, they can become life-threatening.
Fortunately, most people seek medical attention right away, and antibiotics cure the condition. See a doctor now, do not wait until tomorrow.

In brief: It can be

When these infections spread into the bones of your face or into your blood, they can become life-threatening.
Fortunately, most people seek medical attention right away, and antibiotics cure the condition. See a doctor now, do not wait until tomorrow.
Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
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1 comment
David Miller
They need to get the infection under control before they disturb the area and spread the infection. Be patient, take your antibiotics as prescribed and follow-up with your dentist as directed.
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