Can a tooth abscess kill you

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Avatar n tn Do you think this is a definite sign of a tooth abscess due to the trauma of the crown? When I called about the appointment, they were already talking about the possibility of being referred to an endodontist for a potential root canal. Is this my only option? Can I not just kill off the infection with antibiotics? I broke the bank on the crown (no dental insurance), and I simply cannot afford another expensive procedure.
Avatar n tn Hi, I had a toothache in my back molar for about a week and a half. A constant throbing sharp shooting terrible toothache from a really decayed back tooth. About a week ago I started taking Erythromycin and have been taking it as told. Now today my gums and cheek is swollen. The Dentist switched my antibiotic to Clindamycin and I just started taking that because he doesn't think the other one was working....no kidding.
Avatar f tn I didn't have a dime to my name when i was 16 and i had my first abscess...i went to a low income facility and showed them i didn't have anything but i needed my tooth gone. They said it would cost me $50 and i sat in front of a gas station and bummed money until i had enough and went back and got it pulled. Also, if it hurts, take an aspirin and break it in pieces...put a small piece in your tooth. It kills the root but at this point, who cares. It will take away A LOT of the pain.
Avatar n tn I unfortunately discovered that you can even know your dentist or go to one in a nice area with a nice building with nice staff and they still use Sargenti Paste (or formocresol) on you and your young child...and as with all (ok, maybe 99.99%) of them, they won't tell you that they are using it on you...and in my case, even after they injure you.
Avatar n tn 1) There are several different types of abscess but the most common is a periapical abscess in which there is a cavity in the tooth that invades the pulp of the tooth. The bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbone and begins to destroy the jawbone.
Avatar n tn Yes, it is possible to remove a tooth while you have an abscess. It depends on the extent of the abscess and how serious it is. Some doctors may opt to put you on antibiotics first to reduce the swelling then remove the tooth. Other doctors may decide to remove the tooth first to get rid of the source of infection and then help promote healing by being placed on antibiotics.
Avatar m tn If you are having a problem and the abscess has still not healed, it is important for you to see your doctor or dentist so that you can be given a course of antibiotics to kill of any bacteria. Hope you get better soon.
Avatar n tn If the swelling is worsening, I would recommend going to your surgeon as an emergency or call for a prescription of a different antibiotic to hold you over until your visit. Also, you could possibly go back to your dentist and have them do an incision and drainage in the area, in which they open the abscess up and drain the pus inside as well as allow some oxygen into the infected area to kill the bacteria.
Avatar f tn Lots of people won't post to a thread started a year ago. If you repost, and please do, can you advise if you have seen a doctor or dentist which is the first thing to do since we can't diagnose you on this board?
Avatar m tn My biggest worry right now isn't the dentist, it scares me knowing this can kill me. Can it really kill me?! HELP!
Avatar n tn Your dog is considered to be 60 years old in human life, so he could live a lot longer than 10. When you get to be 60 I can guarantee you that you will not consider yourself done with life, and neither should you with your dog. Have his teeth fixed, and I hope you enjoy many more years with him.
Avatar m tn Less than a year after an apicoectomy -- I am now infected above the next tooth. I asked for an antibiotic -- he gave me penicillin VK 500MG for 5 days and it didn't help. What would be the BEST antibiotic to kill the infection because as it appears it will continue to travel to the next area & so on, etc.. I have permanent caps in the area and he implied I may have to go for implants which I could NEVER afford as I am on a very tight fixed income.
Avatar f tn He also has a website, www.****.com. Truth is, you CAN heal tooth decay with the methods he advocates, but even he cautions that infections can be serious and deadly and to see a dentist if you aren't having success. Infection does need to be treated promptly and not messed around with, but you have done that by getting treatment so you should begin seeing improvement every day.
Avatar m tn I will send you an article by message so you can read the pros and cons of wisdom tooth removal. It is not a black-and-white topic, although that seems to be the way you see it since you believe it is a life or death question.
Avatar f tn You've had drama happen in your life that you should really look at and avoid, but that's not why I'm responding. Yes, an infection in your tooth can absolutely kill you. DID I GET YOUR ATTENTION?? I hope so, because what you have described is very, very serious. My first job was as a Dental Assistant. I know what I am talking about. Go to a dentist, immediately. If that one refuses to treat you then go to the emergency room. You should do this RIGHT AWAY.
Avatar n tn Hi jonezzey, I have a similar problem. A couple years ago, I had a pretty bad tooth infection. I was told I needed a root canal but couldn't afford it. I was on antibiotics to try and kill the infection. After a couple months of dealing with it, the tooth pain went away. But then I broke out really bad with acne just right above the tooth infection. I swear that the two are linked but my dermatologist and general doctor don't think so.
Avatar n tn The gum area and side of the tooth feel mildly sore and sensitive to cold (but not hot) and I get this aching in the right side of my cheek bone, head and in my ear. Is this the kind of infection that can kill people? i will see my dentist in a week when i return home. in the meantime, what do you think this is causing this? Does it take an abscess to cause a serious systemic problem, will dental xrays always tell you if you have something potentially serious?
Avatar n tn Apply a hot compress to draw the abscess to the surface. If there is no broken skin on the abscess, you can purchase magnesium sulphate from the pharmacy and apply this to the abscess. This is a drawing ointment and can only be used on unbroken skin. Whilst you are taking the antibiotics, it would be advisable not to smoke the cannabis. Make an appointment to see the doctor to be timed when you complete the course of antibiotics.
Avatar f tn if either area is tender to the touch, that's an indicator you have an infection in your head somewhere. A dentist can determine if it's a tooth. Your regular doc can do some bloodwork to look for infection, bacteria, and so on. And an ear nose throat ENT specialist can take a look at you, he has seen so many oddball things in people, that he might know right away the cause of your symptoms.
1323357 tn?1274826939 Normally, the safe feeling in the chest after a shock will reverse the change in brain chemistry , lowering adrenaline and raising dopamine, but when you are worrying about the DP, you cannot feel safe. DP can occur as a result of a trauma. In this case, as well as the above, the brain is taking time out to rest itself ? you have no control over this the more you try , the more tired your brain gets and it can't feel the safe feeling it needs.
720604 tn?1230853479 I f he didn't do a thorough job because he was afraid of becoming infected how can you not understand that. He told me I needed to see a periodontist, which didn't surprise me because I had had gum surgery when I was only 21 for gum disease. (I was about 44 at the time of THIS dentist visit). I went home but never called a periodontist because I was just too embarrassed. Yesterday I went back to a new dentist a co-worker kept nagging me to go to. My co-worker does not know I have Hep C.
Avatar f tn No, I havent figured it out just yet, but I'm trying everything and I'm never giving up. Not just for myself, but for YOU as well. B a r e K a n v a s @ a o l . c o m I'm currently irrigating with NeilMed Sinus Rinse around 4 times a day, tilting my head back not forward, and it It seems to be helping.
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Avatar f tn I have always been a worrier but after my son was born it went into full bloom. Every little thing was a death sentence. Tooth ache= abscess and would kill me. Every pain- some sort of tumor that would be cancerous. I am making myself crazy. I was told I had a UTI and thought I had it for awhile. So I thought I felt an ache in myside which would be it went to my kidney. I swore I had a kidney infection. I was in bad pain.
Avatar n tn Ibuprofen is not advised to take however I did take it but just like you I did not know it wasn't safe, but there is nothing you can do about it and most likely everything is fine if you did not take a huge dose. Talk to your dentist or ob/gyn about it, I'm sure there is something out there for pregnant women, but make sure to ask your dr and don't take anything without permission.
Avatar n tn I would get a second opinion from an endodontist that can see if your tooth is sitting on your nerve or not. If so, see if you can get some steroids or something...it is about the only thing that really got my pain in check.
Avatar m tn The priority is to visit your dentist ASAP when you feel pressure/pain above a tooth like that - the 'poison' from a dental abscess can KILL you if it gets bad enough. Until you get to the dentist you could ( if its not already too painful), try manipulating the tooth & the gum around it a little, to try to find a spot around the tooth where it can drain. You'll know when you've found the spot because suddenly you'll taste that AWFUL pus.
Avatar n tn antibiotics are the only thing that will help these infections. if you can't get to a dentist right away then you should see a doctor or the ER because it's important to get on antibiotics as soon as possible. they may also reccomend doing an I and D, or incision and drainage. basically they make a small cut in your cheek and push out the infection (pus) i actually declined having that done and they just put me on stronger antibiotics.
Avatar m tn The technique in this manual involves bending over in a hot shower. Obviously, if you bend over in a shower, there is a slight possibility that you can get dizzy and fall down. You could possibly hit your head, get knocked out, or break something. It’s a tiny risk, greater if you are older, overweight, obese, or have reduced blood flow in your neck arteries, but it’s a risk you must assume if you want get rid of an otherwise untreatable sinus infection.