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What are the bad effects of abscessed tooth?

have an absessed tooth been there for couple years what could be worst results if not taken care of? it is my lower jaw my first big tooth closest to front, now directly underneath of jaw area i have a ball,lump, or something there it now hurts to swallow, cough, etc, what do you think the lump is? my front gum on lower side also has a new hole with drainage for a long time now is blood on occasion,...now abcesses eat your jaw bone correct? if you have had an infection for a long time is there chances of a jaw being broke upon root canal?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Feb 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

I had a abscess that went through bone into my sinus. I could blow air through the hole in my top jaw out of my nose when the tooth was pulled.

 

Get it treated NOW! its only 7 days of antibiotics. 

Answered: Mon, 8 Feb 2010
Dentist Dr. Navneet Kumar's  Response
hi, The condition got to be taken care of immediately!Reason being you are suffering fram a condition called carious exposed lower first molar with intra oral sinus.the condition can trouble you at any given point in time.The symptoms can be sudden pain, sudden swelling ,trismus(inability to open mouth) or pus may start coming out of cheek externally.Long standing cases as of yours may also result in osteomyelitis a condition in which jaw bone gets eaten away (potentialy dangerous) and at last there is always a chance of bacteria running in your blood(bacteremia) so why to take chance go to your nearest dental surgeon and get an x ray done the dentists would suggest either an R C T or Extraction of the tooth . hope it helps you !
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, there is a periapical abscess in relation to the affected tooth. There is a draining sinus because the infection is chronic. Please get a root canal treatment done at the earliest. You may need to get Apicectomy done with the root which has the sinus otherwise there may be formation of pus again due to the presence of a periapical granuloma. Please consult a good endodontist and oral surgeon to perform the above mentioned procedures.
Answered: Tue, 11 Jan 2011
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
welcome to HCM,
you are definitely having a sinus which has turned to bloody. abscessed teeth can further transform to cellulitis or any other problem like ostemyelitis,etc. get yr treatment done which can be root canal or extraction if prognosis will not be good,,followed by replacement by temperory or permanent prosthesis.
ball,lump you are talking is swelling of local lymph nodes because of infection.go and get the treatment done.
thanks
Answered: Tue, 27 Sep 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, abscessed teeth may result in a lot of complications. The infection weakens the jaw bone, the bacteria may spread to the underlying and adjacent structures like the neck, head. if left untreated, the infection may involve the brain and heart . so please get the affected teeth treated or extracted. Take care!
Answered: Mon, 10 Oct 2011
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  User's Response

i just had an abcessed tooth removed yesterday and was not given a prescription for antbiotics or pain..luckily i had some pain pills at home.but now what

Answered: Sat, 27 Feb 2010
  User's Response

I have the same thing except its just starting now...You've said you've had it for years? i'm very scared to get it checked out, i can deal with the pain if thats all it causes...have you had any other complications?

Answered: Mon, 8 Feb 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Toothache, dont remind me, I have nightmares of it. Whatever the problem, most of the times the tooth shall be plucked and then replaced either as a whole or in parts. I am really very irritated by this method of practice.

Answered: Thu, 4 Feb 2010
  User's Response

i have a small knot that just came up under a decaying tooh. What could it be ?

Answered: Wed, 10 Mar 2010
  Anonymous's Response

An abscessed tooth can bring about a cascade of very dangerous events.  An abscess is a fluid filled cavity of infection similar to a water balloon that is filled with infection (pus) instead of water.  When bacteria from the tooth travel through the root system, they come out into the bone where the abscess forms.  This infection needs to get out, so it will often tunnel through the bone and come out in a fistula (the little bump on your gums that bleeds or oozes pus).  It will sometimes go away on its own, but will always return until the source of the infection is treated via root canal or tooth extraction.  If left alone, the infection that is in your bone can travel into your blood stream and cause  a systemic infection or more specifically an infection in your heart or brain.  THIS CAN KILL YOU!  Do not let it go untreated any longer.  Check out this link for a related story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/27/AR2007022702116.html  

I hope this helps.

BTW- I AM a dentist.  :)

Answered: Sun, 11 Apr 2010
  Anonymous's Response

An abscessed tooth can bring about a cascade of very dangerous events.  An abscess is a fluid filled cavity of infection similar to a water balloon that is filled with infection (pus) instead of water.  When bacteria from the tooth travel through the root system, they come out into the bone where the abscess forms.  This infection needs to get out, so it will often tunnel through the bone and come out in a fistula (the little bump on your gums that bleeds or oozes pus).  It will sometimes go away on its own, but will always return until the source of the infection is treated via root canal or tooth extraction.  If left alone, the infection that is in your bone can travel into your blood stream and cause  a systemic infection or more specifically an infection in your heart or brain.  THIS CAN KILL YOU!  Do not let it go untreated any longer.  Check out this link for a related story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/27/AR2007022702116.html  

I hope this helps.

BTW- I AM a dentist.  :)

Answered: Sun, 11 Apr 2010
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