Tooth Infection Spread To The Brain: Symptoms And Prevention Tips
A dental abscess is a bag of pus formed anywhere in or around your soft tissues. It can form inside your gum tissues, in the inner pulpy part of your tooth, or even at the root of your tooth. It can easily be treated with timely professional intervention. However, not receiving timely treatment can spread this dental infection.
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Symptoms of Tooth Infection Spreading to Brain
The bacteria from your dental infection can travel and reach your brain. This spread is called a brain abscess. It is a life-threatening condition. It is rare, but it brings the worst imaginable health results if it happens. A tooth infection spreads via the bloodstream. Some signs include:
- Constant and severe headaches painkillers are unable to relieve.
- Chills and sweating with high body temperature.
- Extreme amount of stiffness in your neck muscles.
- Nausea accompanied by vomiting.
- Elevated sensitivity to light.
- Feeling dizzy, confused, or irritated.
- Depending upon where the abscess is situated. There can be particular neurological symptoms like numbness, fatigue, or trouble speaking.
Tooth Infection Spread to Brain Treatment
Modern dentistry has solutions to almost all of our dental problems. Even if they have reached an advanced stage, some treatment options are available even if the infection has spread.
- Dental Abscess Drainage
During abscess drainage, your dentist will make a small cut in your gum. This will let the pus ooze out of your gum pocket. Getting rid of the infected pus will greatly relieve the pain and infection.
Keep in mind, do not pop the dental abscess yourself. But consult a dental professional. You can end up pushing the infection even deeper into your tissues.
Don’t attempt to drain an abscess yourself. You should never pop or squeeze an abscess. If you do so, the infection can go deeper into the tissues of your mouth and cause a secondary infection.
- Tooth Extraction
If your tooth is damaged beyond repair, your dentist can suggest pulling it out. You can instantly fill the gap by getting a dental implant after extraction.
- Root Canal
If a cavity has reached the pulpy chamber of your tooth. Your dentist will remove the infected pulp by making a hole in your tooth. Then, your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, smoothened, and sealed. When the swelling subsides, your dentist will cover the treated tooth with a dental crown. Root canal procedures have a high success rate.
Your dentist can prescribe antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading further. They can prescribe them before, during, or after the abscess drainage. The purpose of antibiotics is to clear up the remaining bacteria.
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Preventing the infection is easier than stopping it from spreading whenever you have tooth decay or even minor dental trauma. Don’t ignore or put it off.
Make an appointment with Dr. Ahmad J Akram at Spring Dental Arts for a suitable and timely treatment. Our doctor believes in providing top-notch services at affordable prices. Call us at (281) 651-9494