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Brain Infection

BRAIN INFECTION - A Broken Tooth can get infected and when left untreated can become a Super Infection, which can spread to the brain.

What is a brain infection?

A brain infection can occur when bacteria from other infections in the body (for example and abscessed tooth) travels through the blood stream and into the brain. The result is severe infection and if left untreated, possibly death.

    Toothache Leads to Boy's Death!
    Infected BrainThat is the sobering message a 12-year-old Maryland boy left when his dental problems went untreated. He succumbed to a severe brain infection. Deamonte Driver's life could have been spared if his infected tooth was simply removed - a procedure costing just $80.

    However, the Driver family faced obstacles with Medicaid, poverty, and access to resources, resulting in an easily preventable health problem turning deadly. In the end, Driver endured two surgeries and weeks of hospital care totaling about $250,000 in medical bills. Sadly, it was too late to save the boy, and he passed away on Feb. 25.

    But Deamonte Driver has become much more than just a tragic death. His story underscores the growing need in this wealthy nation to provide adequate dental care to our nation's children.
Case for Prevention
Healthy BrainPeople seem to think teeth are not a big deal, but it's not just about your mouth. Infections in your teeth and mouth can lead to more problems. When a cavity goes untreated for months or years, the decay eats into the center of the tooth, and eventually enters the nerves and blood vessels.

From there, bacteria get into the blood stream and can travel virtually anywhere. By taking advantage of basic preventative services - like cleanings and filling cavities - people can drastically reduce their chances for severe dental disease.

Links for Brain Infection and Oral Health

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools - Pediatric Oral ...
Pediatric Oral Health--New Attention to an Old Problem ... D.C., died of a brain infection caused by an untreated abscessed tooth, it was hard for Congress ...

Le Magazine, August 2007 - Report: Novel Ways To Achieve Optimal ...
Neglecting one’s oral health not only leads to gum and enamel erosion, ... of a 12-year-old boy from severe brain infection “may have resulted from his ...

Developing A Bald Patch? It Could Be A Hidden Tooth Infection
There is a close relationship between infection outbreaks on teeth and the ... notice localized hair loss in order to have their oral health carefully examined.

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin : Maryland
... eventually, a brain infection that killed him. Although his family attempted to access care, they could not acquire meaningful oral health services ...

Oral Health News
Oral Health News will help you learn about the causes, treatment, and prevention ... Md., who died from a severe brain infection that may have resulted from ...

Feature: A place to call home
25 after six weeks of hospitalization, two brain surgeries and one tooth extraction. ... The surgeon general’s 2000 report, Oral Health in America, ...

Brain Infection
Brain Infection Causes. Causes of bacterial meningitis: Three types of bacteria are ... or was in direct contact with a person's oral secretions would be ... ADA.org: ADA News: Maryland youth's death focuses attention on ...
For an overview of ADA efforts to improve access to oral health care for the ... Callender suffered shock from an infection related to a dental abscess. ...

Healing Hands
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Best Dental Answers - The TOOTH! The Whole TOOTH! And Nothing but ...
Everett Koop once said that if you don’t have good oral health, you aren’t healthy ... died of a brain infection brought on by an untreated abscessed tooth. ...

Brain Abscess
A brain abscess is an infection in the brain that is encapsulated (confined ... your child's age, overall health, and medical history; the extent of the ...

The American Society for Dental Ethics
Theme: Human Rights and Oral Health Care ... (near Washington, DC) who died as a result of a brain infection spread from an untreated abscessed tooth. ...

American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Oral Health Initiative ...
Oral Health Professional’s Guide to Serving Young Children with Special ..... County, Md., from a severe brain infection that may have resulted from his ...

Brain abscesses caused oral infection
Most oral microbes are. harmless, but, if the patient’s general health condition .... reported from brain abscesses when oral infection is ...

Microbes and Infection : The oral cavity as a reservoir of ...
The contribution of oral infections or poor oral health to infective endocarditis ... Brain abscess is a focal suppurative process within brain parenchyma. ...

Dental Health and Your Body: Dental Disease Tragedy | Healthy ...
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What Is It? - Brain Abscess - Health A-Z - EverydayHealth.com
A brain abscess can develop as a complication of an infection, trauma or surgery. Th. ... To make a reprint request, contact Harvard Health Publications. ...

Mouthful of Evidence - The Center for Oral Health Research
The vessels of preemies are so fragile that brain-bleeding is possible, ... who also serves as director of UK's Center for Oral Health Research. ...

Boy's death from tooth infection is an eye-opener : Health ...
... infection that started in his tooth and spread to his brain, is drawing renewed attention to the barriers to oral health care facing the nation's poor. ... k

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Oral health, experts say, is about much more than having a pretty smile. ... an infection from a molar spread to his brain (according to press reports, ...

DENTAL World
... after his dental problems went untreated, he succumbed to a severe brain infection. ... 2006 SmileLine Helps Puts Hundreds Of Consumers Oral Health Care ... - 10k

Good Health Richmond
We need to educate parents on the importance of good oral health. ... That young boy died of a brain infection that started from an infected tooth. ...

ADA.org: American Dental Association Statement on the Death of ...
... Prince George’s County, Md., from a severe brain infection that may have ... The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for ...

Best Dental Answers - Blog Toplist
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