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What are the symptoms if my tooth infection has spread to my brain?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: May be many
Headache, changes in mentation or wakefulness, localizing neurologic abnormalities, occasionally fever may accompany brain abscess, but there are several other areas of the "brain" which may be affected.
Complications are numerous. This should be cared for by a neurosurgeon and infectious diseases expert in collaboration.

In brief: May be many
Headache, changes in mentation or wakefulness, localizing neurologic abnormalities, occasionally fever may accompany brain abscess, but there are several other areas of the "brain" which may be affected.
Complications are numerous. This should be cared for by a neurosurgeon and infectious diseases expert in collaboration.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. John Scuba
The brain infection from a tooth may be a sudden, rapid, and catastrophic change in mentation and progressive deterioration in many functions, including walking, talking or other motor and cognitive skills. THis usually occurs when the possibility of brain abscess is "overlooked". Fever, "hard" neurological defects (speech, visual, etc) and headache occur in half of patients.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Many
Decreased alertness, orientation, changes in vision and drowsiness.
Contact your doctor asap with any initial signs of infection.

In brief: Many
Decreased alertness, orientation, changes in vision and drowsiness.
Contact your doctor asap with any initial signs of infection.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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