Hi Thanks for using Justanswer.com..I am not sure if you are having a problem yourself..if you are please let me know the details so that I can ease your worries.Tooth infections rarely get to a point that they will affect the brain.The natural path of infection for the teeth is to drain either into the mouth through the gum,through the bone into the soft tissue spaces of the face,or into the facial spaces of the neck.On the rare occasion that a tooth infection reaches the brain..you would have to become septic...have infection throughout the body via the bloodstream....You would most likely have had the infection for a long time.You would most likely have a fever.You would have had signs before of swelling in the mouth or face...You would be most likely be lethargic and feel sick and in the end stages become delerious..go into a coma..and then if no treatment by that time... die.It is extremely rare.If you would like to tell me what problems that you are currently having..I would be glad to help you figure out what is going on..Please respond.
If you are currently taking antibiotics..the likelihood of any infection from your tooth going to your brain is pretty close to nil.
The swelling above the bad tooth is where the infection is trying to drain through.when the swelling in the gum becomes big enough..98% of the time it will burst through a tiny fistula or opening in your mouth..you may even get a bad taste from the pu..it will close up and then burst again when it gets full.Do you currently have any medical problems like high blood pressure or diabetes?Do you have plans to have the infected tooth treated?
The hard lump may just be something called an exostosis or tori..these are just extra masses of bone that are found all over the mouth.are not pathological and in most cases never have to be removed unless a denture was being placed in that area.Peridontal disease can run in families and it would be a good idea if you first got the infected tooth out..and then do a little treatment at a time..neglecting it will work against you in the long run..I would try to get at least this one tooth extracted while you are on the antibiotics.Bacteria become resistant to the antibiotics if you keep hitting them with the same drug
Headaches can be caused by mouth problems and are usually around the sides of the head in the temple area.And unfortunately..when we reach our forties..it is when we start to have some vision changes and start suinting and reaching for some store bought "readers".Where is the pain in your head currently?
You are most likely having problems with your bite..The teeth are moving and the jaw is not hitting evenly..and you are probably trying to avoid hitting the infected tooth and it is affecting the joint in front of your ear.Get back to the dentist and treat the tooth..I am quite sure that you do not have a brain infection.
You should be taking penicillin Vk or amoxicillin for the infection ..make sure that you stay on it the way it was prescribed..You should be fine..I am sure that you can find a good dentist that will help you.
Ok good get back to me and let me know how you are doing ..good luck
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