Dental

Ask a Dentist. Get Answers to Your Dental Questions.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dental

Can oral infection cause term dizziness and constant runny

Customer Question
Can oral infection cause long...
Can oral infection cause long term dizziness and constant runny nose
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dental
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dental Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
1/29/2011
Dentist: Dr. Alex, Dentist replied 6 years ago
Dr. Alex
Dr. Alex, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 1,609
Experience: I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting
Verified
DR. ALEX :

Great question, let me help you.

DR. ALEX :

Dizziness is due to an inner ear condition, which may be related to an oral infection if the tooth is an upper tooth. The runny nose is unlikely due an oral infection, unless the infection is on an upper tooth as well. So, if you have an infected upper tooth, this could explain the runny nose and dizziness. You should get x-rays of these suspicious teeth and see if any infection exists. If it does, take antibiotics and have the teeth either root canaled again, or extracted. Sometimes the initial root canal will fail, and it may need to be done again. Keep in mind that the success of root canals go down when they are redone, so sometimes it is better to extract the tooth. This will for sure get rid of the infection. After this, you may see a significant improvement in your nose and ear conditions. If you have questions, please ask. Please click accept. Thanks

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
The root canal and extraction was done on a lower back tooth. The tooth next to that one was cracked(due to decay) and shaved down and a crown was put on it. None of this work alleviated any of my dizziness or salty metallic taste. By the way, what is leukoplakia, and how is it treated?
Dentist: Dr. Alex, Dentist replied 6 years ago
Leukoplakia is a condition in involving thick white patches on your gums, the insides of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and, occassionally, your tongue.
The cause of leukoplakia is unknown, but tobacco is considered to be the main culprit in its development.
Leukoplakia usually isn't dangerous, and most leukoplakia patches are benign. A very small percentage show early signs of cancer, and many cancers of the mouth occur next to areas of leukoplakia. For that reason, it's best to consult with your dentist if you have unusual changes in your mouth.
For most people, stopping tobacco use will clear up the condition. If this isn't effective, then your dentist may remove these patches with a scalpel or laser.
Please click accept. Thanks
Dr. Alex
Dr. Alex, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 1,609
Experience: I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting
Verified
Dr. Alex and 87 other Dental Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Alex Your Own Question
Dr. Alex
Dr. Alex
Dr. Alex, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 1,609
1,609 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting

Dr. Alex is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Dentist

5,765 satisfied customers

Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA, American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex

Dentist

1,609 satisfied customers

I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting

Dr. George McKee

Dr. George McKee

Dentist

1,392 satisfied customers

Licensed dentist with 30 years clinical experience in general practice and cosmetic reconstruction.

Dr. Girish

Dr. Girish

Dentist

788 satisfied customers

19 years of clinical experience in all phases of Dentistry.

Julian Chen

Julian Chen

Dentist

567 satisfied customers

Practicing General Dentist since 2002

Dr. Winterholler

Dr. Winterholler

Dentist

266 satisfied customers

4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class

Dr. Mitch

Dr. Mitch

Dentist

211 satisfied customers

DMD General Dentist Private Practice Over 20 yrs.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dental Questions
I had a root canal done in two parts. One half before
I had a root canal done in two parts. One half before Thanksgiving and the 2nd part right after Thanksgiving, I went back several weeks later with excruciating pain in the gum area. It felt like shoot… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
Need to know what is street price for root canal in
need to know what is street price for root canal in Brooklyn, NY or NYC. Need to do #15. My doctor said 3 canals, may be 4.… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
I have an appointment tomorrow for a root canal to fix an
I have an appointment tomorrow for a root canal to fix an abscess. I was originally taking an antibiotic to see if that knocked it out. I now have a white coating on my tongue, but does not hurt or ca… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
I had a root canal done, as well as a retreatment on that
Hello,I had a root canal done, as well as a retreatment on that same tooth after a few years (canine upper right). It's been another year, but I still have occasional pain and tenderness inside the no… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
336 satisfied customers
Is it normal for a root canal procedure to take more than 7
Hi, is it normal for a root canal procedure to take more than 7 hours and it's still not over?… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,680 satisfied customers
I had a root canal done, that turned into abscess, i went on
I had a root canal done, that turned into abscess, i went on antibiotics for some time and it seemed to clear up and now it looks like i have a skin tag growing off the side of my gum on that toot. Wh… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
I had a root canal performed on a second lower molar 4 weeks
I had a root canal performed on a second lower molar 4 weeks ago and all went well. I went back to have the impression of the crown done and told the dentist that the wisdom tooth behind it felt sore.… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,680 satisfied customers
The dentist today said I have leaking crowns. She said that
The dentist today said I have leaking crowns. She said that I had metal crowns that are old and crowns usually last about 15 years. She suggested replacing them now with non-metallic crowns. They are … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
I had a root canal treatment on a tooth in 2010 and it
Hi, I had a root canal treatment on a tooth in 2010 and it started paining a couple of days ago.. My dentist took an x-ray and said tooth needs to be extracted as there is an abcess at the root.. I ha… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,680 satisfied customers
I had a root canal and crown on a tooth 20 years ago. It
I had a root canal and crown on a tooth 20 years ago. It often is sore. Yesterday it became painful to eat. The pain is localized to that tooth. I also have a awful chest cold. Could it be a sinus inf… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,680 satisfied customers
I had a root canal in August and still don't have a crown
I had a root canal in August and still don't have a crown put on , because it's difficult to place it on. My question is, will there be any damage because the permanent crown is not on? Never had a te… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
336 satisfied customers
Can you recommend a dentist specialising in root canal
Can you recommend a dentist specialising in root canal treatment please-in the stockport area … read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
336 satisfied customers
Does a root canal and crown usually solve the problem for
Does a root canal and crown usually solve the problem for most cracks on teeth? I know there are different types of cracks - bit in general for what % of cracks will a root canal and crown suffice ins… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
336 satisfied customers
I just had a root canal done. The dentist told me that the
I just had a root canal done. The dentist told me that the cavity has approached the nerve. He use some kind of cold test and I don't feel anythjng. He said I haven't have any infection but I need a r… read more
Dr. Behere
Dr. Behere
Practicing Dental Surgeon
Master\u0027s Degree
2,843 satisfied customers
I had root canal treatment 6 months ago and a crown put on
I had root canal treatment 6 months ago and a crown put on but the last week ive started getting tooth ache and today the paun … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
Temporary crown fell off root canal and than I lost it---now
temporary crown fell off root canal and than I lost it---now what?? … read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,680 satisfied customers
I had a root canal and one of my tooth set to get a crown.
Hi i had a root canal and one of my tooth set to get a crown. The two teeth are right next to one another. I have two temporaries in until the crowm comes in. It's constantly feels like something is s… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
I have a ten-month old crown on a root canal that's been
I have a ten-month old crown on a root canal that's been sensitive on and off since the procedure...I just noticed there's some soft swelling on the outside gum there. … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,894 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x