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What Are the Symptoms of a Tooth Infection Spreading to the Body?


Posted on 6/3/2024 by Elmwood Dental Group
A person holding their jaw in painTooth infection is when there is a collection of bacteria in your teeth, and, in severe cases, it can spread to other parts of the body. Without the right treatment, it can be disastrous. To prevent such severe cases, you need to seek treatment for a tooth infection early enough.

Common Symptoms That a Tooth Infection Is Spreading


A tooth infection can spread to other parts of the body. Some of the symptoms you can experience include persistent pain in your jaw. You can also have nausea and vomiting, which are common signs of infection. When a tooth abscess ruptures, it causes a throbbing headache, which is usually one-sided; this headache is also accompanied by nausea and vomiting. A tooth infection can also spread to the eye and cause persistent orbital area pain, which may not be relieved by painkillers.

Remedies You Need to Consider


It would help if you visit our dentist when you note any sign of infection. Early interventions help to prevent disease from spreading to other parts of the body. Any infection that has spread is a medical emergency and needs to be addressed immediately. Remember that sepsis can be a very serious condition that occurs when your immune system reacts to any infection in the body. This sepsis can occur as a result of a prolonged period of tooth infection.

One of the treatment options that we consider is root canal treatment. This procedure is vital to treat the infection that is inside your teeth. We drill into your tooth and remove bacteria and pus that have accumulated. We can also prescribe antibiotics to minimize infections and prevent them from spreading further. In other cases where there is an abscess present, we drain the pus from the infection site. Thus, it is paramount to ensure that you visit us when you note any infection in your teeth.



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