Can my tooth infection spread to other parts of my body!?

Answer I'm not a dentist but I did work for one for 20 yrs. (my father is a retired dentist.) The actual infection in the tooth itself cannot spread to other parts of your body. HOWEVER... the infection... Read More »

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What is the best antibiotic for an impacted tooth that has spread infection to the tongue?

Answer What is the BEST ANTIBIOTIC?!?!?!?!? Antibiotics treat infection and its just a matter of what you can and can't take (if you're allergic to penicillin, for example).It sounds like you're ... Read More »

I have a major infection in my tooth and jaw. It has spread into my neck and thought making it hard to swallow?

Hi there! My name is Angela, and I am an Intern Dentist.Yes, removing a tooth while infection is present can be very harmful! Now, how long have you been on the antibiotics? The antibiotics can tak... Read More »

After reviewing your x-ray of a tooth that had root canal 10 years ago an infection was discovered can this infection be treated with antibiotics as opposed to pulling the tooth?

AnswerIt's possible, but the infection will most likely come back again. There is no telling when, but it will. A week, two years, no way to tell.- You can also see an endodontist for a retreatment... Read More »

If you had an abscessed tooth removed but you still have swelling and pain where the tooth used to be could the infection still be in the jaw or gums?

Answer That depends on how recently you had the tooth removed. If it was a few days ago, some swelling and pain are normal. But if it's been a week or more, that's not good. Yes, the infection co... Read More »