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How do I know if my tooth infection is spreading?

High fever is a sign of your body trying to fight invaders, and if it continues for a long time, there is a possibility for a condition known as sepsis setting in. A low fever may also indicate that the infection is spreading, so neither a high fever nor a little fever is suitable for your health.

A tooth infection will more often result in other diseases, and when you realize that your breathing rate and heart rate are abnormally first, this is not the time to visit an emergency dentist. The symptom indicates that you need to see a doctor since the infection is spreading.

You may realize a change in the colour of your urine to chocolate, which is an indication of dehydration. Stomach ache starts after some time; vomiting and diarrhea may follow, indicating that the toothache is spreading. At this juncture, do not call a dental office but a doctor.

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Dr. Nourian

Dr. Somayeh Nourian is the principal dentist at Kiwi Dental focusing on restorative, cosmetic and dental surgeries. With over 14 years of experience as a family dentist, she has earned the trust of many families to take care of their oral health.

She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of Biochemistry and earned her dental degree from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has a passion for dental surgeries including dental implants and gum grafts and is currently part of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.

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