Abscess tooth headaches

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A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.
I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray?
I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
I have had an abscess above a broken tooth for about 6 months now. Lately I have been getting throat irritation, ear pressure/pain, fatigue. and some headaches. I have also been having anxiety attacks. I am curious if this could be related to the infection in my mouth. I have an appointment to get the tooth removed on june 07 but I would like to know if I might need to see a medical doctor also about my symptoms.
and this is exactly how i began i started with cavaties didnt take care of them my teeth started decaying didnt do much either financially it was impossible then i got an abscess tooth and it took about a year to get it pulled and with alot of google (never google) i began this fear like yourself of dying of the infection spreading to my heart and or brain i have had every test done available and im still not convinced i am healthy i have started the process of my teeth getting fixed and im stil
Or is an abscess and a tooth infection the same thing??? Also, will he do more x-rays to make sure it's gone???
I had an abscessed tooth removed after being on antibiotics for one week, my jaw was a bit swollen before he removed the tooth the swelling had not gone down with the antibiotics. There was an awful smell which he said was the abscess. I am taking amoxcillin at the moment and it now 8 days since the extraction but my jaw is still swollen the same as it was before the extraction, is this normal should the swelling be going down by now, it is not really painful.
if you need a root canal, that would explain the pain.Sometimes pain from a tooth can show up as a headache or in another area bceause the tooth infection is near a nerve and it sends the pain to different areas so the pai "travels". See your dentist.
The other RC was done a couple of years ago because of sensitivity and some indication of minor root decay due to old trauma (probably when I broke the other front tooth.) I still have a pressure feeling in the newer RC tooth. I also have intermittent recession of the gums on both teeth. In recent weeks I have had stinging in gums around both front teeth, particularly where the crown meets the roof of my mouth in the back. I have some noticeable recession of the gums and redness.
Kids get headaches and migraines, too! Many adults with headaches started having them as kids -- in fact, 20% of adult headache sufferers say their headaches started before age 10, and 50% report their headaches started before age 20. How Common Are Headaches in Children and Adolescents? Headaches are very common in children and adolescents. In one study, 56% of boys and 74% of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 reported having had a headache within the past month.
Im going back to Oral Surgeon tomorrow to make sure tooth abscess infection didn't return. AND, then to Neurologist in a few weeks...if i can last that long?!
Dear Rose2004, There could be a suspicion of a fractured tooth abscess. There are some other possibilities: 1) Possibility of a pathology in that area which should be evaluated be an oral surgeon with a Panrex x-ray.
I've always been a worry wart, but never like this. The dentist didn't mention an abscess, just a tooth infection. Are they the same thing??? It's really weird, bc I don't have pain or swelling in that area.
I asked what are the symptoms for those people who do have symptoms? The only symptom is headaches! I have undiagnosed headaches, the only thing found wrong with me is a maxillary cyst which only causes headaches, I want it removed! Here's my thinking, if 25 out of 100 people with this cyst have headaches from it, then that means 100% of those 25 people have headaches caused by this cyst. Since I have Both the headache and the cyst, my chances of being in that 25 are probably 90+%.
Could possibly be a abscessed tooth. Not sure about the other symptoms but, constant headaches could be due to the pain itself and constant throbbing pain in the jaw is usually exposed nerve or a abcess. First i would speak to your dentist to see how bad the infection is, i know here in NY they can write anti-biotic scripts for such things. If you see a doctor about tooth pain for a infection all they will give you is anti-biotics nothing more sadly.
Ear pain can also be referred pain from a dental problem, such as a tooth abscess. In the presence of associated symptoms such as hoarseness, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain during swallowing, recurrent nose bleeds, or a neck mass, ear pain may be indicative of a tumor in the head or neck area. When ear pain is triggered by neck movement this may imply that the nerves that innervate the ear that arise from the cervical spine (particularly the C2 nerve) may be irritated.
I can't say if in my case, the two suspected heart attacks were related to the tooth abscess or not. Unfortunately, I can't take Amoxycillin or other antibiotics. Keflex was the only choice, but I was afraid of taking that too. The next time this happens, I will look at alternative treatments such as Ayurvedic medicine. I tried putting garlic on it. It helped and brought the infection down. I felt very ill with that infection, weak and seriously run down.
Is it possible for wisdom teeth to cause that much pain? Also, is it normal for an oral surgeon to extract a wisdom tooth while infected without antibiotic treatment first? What are the complications and/or possibilities of this?
The reason I posted this in dental is because, recently where I live, I read in the news of a young man dying from a tooth infection spreading to his brain and causing swelling. Well, a while back while at the dentist, they found an infection, and said I needed to be put on anti-biotics, as well as get all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled, and possibly a root canal on another tooth. Unfortunately, I wasn't in a position to get the medication, as I didn't have healthcare at the time.
Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym? I know a tumor or something like that would have showed on MRI.
Pain involving one side of face could be due to Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. An eye examination should also be carried out. If all these are ruled out, then yes, it can be stress related. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Hello, I had been experiencing headaches, cheek and jaw pain for awhile. I thought it was a sinus issue. When I woke up Sunday, my neck and under my jaw was swollen and I had severe tooth pain. Went to the ER and was given Clindamycin and Norco. I had #18 molar extracted yesterday. Oral surgeon said it had an abscess. He told me to make sure I complete taking my Clindamycin. I have considerable ear and jaw pain as well as the area of extraction.
I have had a headache for the past three days on the left side of my head, i don't usually get headaches, very light pain though, I also have a tooth that needs a root canal, but am in absolutely no pain from it, and there is no symptom of an abscess. Is there a possibility it could be toxins from my tooth causing me to have this headache, or that i may be having an aneurysm as a side effect?. I have been taking amoxicilin, bactrim, and levaquin just in case of bacterial infection.
I don't have any dental insurance and I just started working, so I wasn't able to afford to go to the dentist. After a few days I started having headaches as well as toothaches, so I started taking Motrin to get rid of the pain and it worked. I took Motrin every day for a little over a week. After that week, the toothaches stopped completely and I've gone a good three weeks without any problems.
The pain could be TMJ arthritis. It could also be due to other causes like temporal arteritis, tooth infections, tooth abscess or periodontal disease. The other common causes for pain are cerumen (ear wax) impaction, otitis externa and other infections of the ear. You will need to consult your primary care physician for further evaluation, who may then refer you to an ENT specialist. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
3 weeks ago I had a left backmolder remove-before they could remove the tooth, I was on amocinllion because I had an abscess. When the tooth was remove, and I continued to take the antibotic-the next day my face was numb-, I contacted the office to see if they could see me, and I could not be seen. To make a long story short-I had to go too the emergency room because i started to get sharp pains in my head-the emergency room dr.believed I have Osteomylitis.
I also continue to get pains in my head at night along with headaches during the day. My ears have been getting more itchy and congested. I had a bump behind my ear ever since I was a kid that docs say is nothing, but I'm wondering if I should get an MRI or go to a different specialist? The headache was so bad yesterday, I was contemplating going to the hospital. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Bit one on my back bottom molar which has a large cavity in it and felt a brief shooting pain that went from the tooth into the gums. The next day, felt intense pain like a stabbing, burning, swollen sensation in the left jaw and muscles and the back of my gums, although there was never any actual swelling, redness or inflammation-just the feeling of it. After a lot of ice and ibuprofen, I went to the dentist yesterday.
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