Tooth infection spreading to brain?

Answer Hi there, First I would like to tell you that you should not be worried since dental pain due to any reason may spread to ear and jaw. Very rarely, it may spread to the blood supply that goes to br... Read More »

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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 »

Can an infection from your wisdom teeth cause an infection in your brain or cause death?

Answer An infected tooth can cause death. But it isn't really from infecting your brain. It will go into your airways and swell them up then you can't breath. A tooth infection can become very s... Read More »

Can an infected tooth, spread to the brain?

Yes, a tooth that has abscessed or is infected can effect the body as a whole by way of the blood stream. Dental infections have been known to cause serious illness, and yes, even death when left ... Read More »