Abscess tooth and heart problems

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Avatar f tn I had a cousin die last year of a stroke that started with an abcessed tooth and a defective heart valve.
Avatar n tn I went to the ER and was given penicillin vk 500. It's been 4 days and its barely gone down. Is this normal? My tooth that has the abcsess is broken down to the gum, if that could be why. What would i need to get done to fix this and does anyone know about the price it would cost with no insurence? Also do dentists office's set up payment plans?
Avatar m tn After an exame, dental x-rays, pulling a tooth, and ect... The total bill was $100.00 and I was expecting $5,000.00. So, ask the dentist how much he will charge for his services.
Avatar n tn It can also travel down the neck and into the chest cavity and can affect the heart area. For an upper tooth, it can spread to the sinus and into the cavernous sinus near the brain. This can result in a thrombosis. Also, there is a possibility of sepsis (infection of the blood). Also, as a note, sometimes these infection of the tooth can result in severe tooth pain or sometimes no pain at all. If the pulp becomes necrotic and the tissue dies, there's no nerve to indicate any pain.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn He should really be on antibiotics for the abscess. They don't go away and will give him problems again. I know, I've had a problem with an abscessed tooth for about 3 months now. Even with antibiotics, if he does not get that tooth pulled, the abscess will come back again. An abscess is an infection in the gums. I would assume that it could possibly develop into all sorts of other problems. Gum disease can affect heart health as well. Please get him to seek help.
Avatar n tn After 5 days in Hospital and am home . I had never had heart problems and was very much an active person running and exercising. Do you feel that since the cardio docs says Idiopathic that this abscess which is being removed on Wen. may have caused this to happen to a strong healthy 54 year old male? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/253163'>misdiagnosed tooth abscess causing heart damage in a teen?</a>.
Avatar m tn i havent been to a dentist in 10 years because i have a blood phobia and i have had many tooth abscesses. this last one is really bothering me. i have to take about 1600 mg of ibuprofen and 1000 mg of tylenol to keep the pain away. i feel like crap,i have flu like symptoms. body aches,chest tightness and fatigue..but i am concerned about my heart health here. i have posted a lot on this forum about my cardiac problems. my electrical system of my heart is really messed up.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Preantibiotics for the teeth, he did have one blood tests show high CED rate and also was told he had leaky heart valves. My question is what kind of disease, besides dental, could cause tooth abcesses, miniscus problems, fatigue, muscle soreness? I am very worried hope someone can help.
Avatar n tn Some conditions include poorly controlled diabetes, knee/hip replacement surgery, valvular problems in the heart, etc. If the infection is extensive and there is a risk for airway obstruction or spread to other places of the face/head, then antibiotics should be given. Usually if the infection is minor, extraction will solve the problem. An infected area is highly acidic due to the production of acid by bacteria in an abscess. An anesthetic solution is basic.
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar f tn Funny enough, just on Monday, my father needed his tooth number 7 removed due to an abscess and need for an implant and I only removed the tooth, we will wait a few weeks and then place the graft at that time (in his case he has lost much bone on the front part of the jaw bone) and then place the implants. I would recommed a CT scan always.
Avatar n tn A pulled tooth can result in numb toes, an overdose of anesthesia can last for two weeks and cause stomach problems. Root canals and dental infections can affect heart rate. Antibiotics can problem digestion. The answer is to do everything possible to stay away from dentist offices. Eat whole foods and not food products, especially the sweet ones that factories put on supermarket shelves to take your money and give you disease.
Avatar m tn When I awoke I was on a breathing tube due o my swelling and had 2 penrose drains sewn into my mouth. I remained on the tube another day and a half, and in the ICU another 3 days total. Eventually I was transferred to the Surgical recovery wing for another night before having my drains removed and being discharged. 6 and a half days and 21 bags of IV antibiotics later, I was home.
619150 tn?1247051874 I wouldn't wait to find out if it has spread to the brain or heart. At that stage, you are in trouble and would need to go to the ER as soon as possible. The fact that its popping and draining has prevented it spreading too rapidly into the brain or heart but it may spread there anyways since its been several years that this infection has been present. I would highly recommend taking care of your teeth immediately to prevent any life threatening situations.
Avatar n tn A pulled tooth can result in numb toes, an overdose of anesthesia can last for two weeks and cause stomach problems. Root canals and dental infections can affect heart rate. Antibiotics can problem digestion. The answer is to do everything possible to stay away from dentist offices. Eat whole foods and not food products, especially the sweet ones that factories put on supermarket shelves to take your money and give you disease.
Avatar f tn Would this be an abscess??? It wasn't the tooth that was infected and the dentist didn't mention anything. Still worried about infection. I have no fever, but I am sweating a lot... Which was happening before the teeth came out. Also, after the teeth were pulled I had dizziness 2 days after, it seems to have let up (knock on wood), but just wanted to know if this is typical.
Avatar f tn My first thought when looking at this was that it is perhaps a tooth abscess. Has he had his teeth checked recently? On the other hand, it could also be a cyst. If, when you gently feel it, does it feel attached somehow, or does it lift up with the skin? If it lifts up it sounds very much like a cyst. Does it appear to cause him any discomfort or do you see him shaking his head sometimes? It has a very rounded appearance, and that is quite cyst-like.
1793142 tn?1315382976 type of stuff that is more like a moisturizer - it might help keep your mouth more moist and maybe help reduce the tooth problems. I THINK, but am not sure, that it's called Biotene. Also take a look at any medications you are on - many of them can cause dry mouth and some even list tooth decay as a side effect. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with your teeth - to me, there's nothing worse than a toothache or an earache and unfortunately, the two very commonly come together.
Avatar n tn My grandmother, 85, was recently diagnosed (after suffering for several months) with infected ventricles caused by a staff orius (sp?) infection that has been traced to a tooth abscess. The infection has caused heart and valve damage. Specifically, her mitral valve is leaking. She is being treated with antibiotics to rid the heart of infection. What is the likelihood of the mitral valve leakage lessening after the infection is treated? Is open-heart surgery almost certain? Thank you.
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369592 tn?1198515304 Other possibilities include heart disease, hepatomegaly or lung disease, a lesion in his nose, a nasal foreign body, tooth root abscess or allergies, and other, more unusual possibilities. The problems could be unrelated. Therefore, he really needs to have appropriate blood work and X-Rays and another exam. I hope you that your dog is on a grain free, high protein diet for his diabetes and to help him lose weight. Essiac tea plus (available on line) is helpful for diabetes also.
Avatar m tn I was telling him how it's much better to have your own teeth long-term. I've also heard there are correlations between heart disease and dental problems : ( Double whammy!! After so many years of taking the antibiotics, I was actually a little nervous about not taking in for my last cleaning. I sure hope the new research is VERY accurate! Take care. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Avatar n tn Finally had root canal, last january, after root canal had biting pain on all areas of tooth and can even feel something when touching sides and top of tooth. Last molar in back on bottom. I do have tmj, I can feel a high point in that area when I have my mouth closed. Dentist, endo and oral surgeon say they see no high spots, so I guess I must be crazy, it's only my mouth!
579258 tn?1250652943 Last night I went to the ER for a dressing change that involves unpacking and repacking 2 newly drained abscess areas. As I arrived, the pain became sharp and shooting and I was not able to sit; no position was comfortable. We went through the normal check-in process with standard questions, BP check and an ID band and was taken back to an exam room. Once into a hospital gown and a sheet, I laid down on the table with my head elevated and my knees bent.
Avatar n tn What your describing is classic of an abscessed tooth....OUCH!!! Please, see a Vet to have this tooth extracted and antibiotics started....It's very important to NOT let this get out hand....If the infection continues, it will eventually enter the bloodsteam....There is great potiential of Heart damage, then Liver & Kidney problems from these organs trying to filter the toxins (Infection). Then the PAIN!!!! It will lead your dog to not want to eat...
Avatar f tn Thanks Karla. Zorra had an abscess on the roof of her mouth on right side. The Vet drained it and pulled 1 tooth, cleaned the rest. She is starting to eat again. Finally!
Avatar f tn This caught my eye as my pots and ncs got worse and stayed that way after I had a tooth pulled and it abcessed. After that things didn't improve for me. I also have ms and am told mine is secondary to the ms. I also have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and just this week was told I have psoriatic arthritis. Some people get better and some don't. If you can go to any of those places I listed I am sure you can get good answers and a,treatment plan. You are in the right place.