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Abscess on the cheek bone due to tooth infection. Pain in the eye and ears. Will it affect the rest of the body?

hello my name is ruby and ive had a tooth infection for over a year now havent took care of it due to no insurance but the abscess is located under my cheek bone closer to my eye the pain has gotten so bad it affects my head eye and ears. i was just wondering if i should start to worry about it affecting the rest of my body and how would i iknow
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The abscess has formed due to accumulation of pus associated with progression of deep dental caries.
This can even affect your systemic health too.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical and x-ray examination.
The abscess has to be drained either thro' root canal treatment or by extraction of teeth.
Antibiotics can be administered to subside underlying infection.
The pain will subside once the pus as well as infected pulp has removed.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tooth pain and cheek swelling indicates infection in the tooth that had spread to the periapical tissue leading to abscess formation.
Pain in the ears and eyes can be radiating pain from the infected tooth.

I would suggest you to get the clinical evaluation of the tooth, take an x-ray,
Get the abscess drained by the Dentist , unless the infected tooth is devitalised, disinfected and sealed to the apex you may experience pain and swelling .

Take tab amoxiclav 625mg twice , tab zerodol twice, alll this for five days.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there ,

According to your history i can suspect your infected tooth has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues.

The lump or swelling you can notice is nothing but the abscess which may drain in the oral cavity.

This type of periodontal abscess needs to be drained and compressed in position and then followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesic will subside the symptoms of pain and swelling.

once the abscess is drained the infected tooth can be treated by root canal procedure.

you need to get an x ray done the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

i hope this helps,

take care.
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