Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Have swelling jaw line to lower eye, after spider bite, have tooth ache, had RCT. Bite or tooth?

The left side of my face; from the jaw line to under the lower eye line is swollen and painful.It extends to my ear. I was bit by a spider on the left side of neck 6 days ago. The swelling has been slowly increasing since then. The inside of my mouth is bright red and several teeth ache. One of the teeth had a root canal 6-7 years ago. Is this result of the bite or is it the tooth? How can I tell?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
Answers:  3 Views:  199
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling near the eyelid is due to the spider bite, make sure that you are immunized for tetanus if you are not so in the last five years. Infection caused by the spider bite can be treated with the help of antibiotics.As such most of the cases of spider bites heal by themselves.
For toothache you need to visit the Dentsit and get the checkup done, take an x-ray of the tooth,if the tooth is re-infected you have to go for re-RCT.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
The problem could be due to the teeth decayed. If the teeth are decayed and infected it should be treated by RCT or Extraction. You will have to take a course of antibiotics for the infection to subside. Take warm saline gargle 3-4 times a day. Do a scaling of teeth once in 6 months.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
The swelling after spider bite has aggrevated and spread into entire face and oral cavity.
The insect bite has aggrevated toothache too.
Get your teeth checked by a dentist.
Decayed teeth has to be restored/root canal treated.
Get scaling done.
The venom of spider bite has to be removed using antibiotics.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.
Also check your blood to evaluate any poison has entered into your blood stream.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor