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Dangerous Area Of Face

Dangerous area of the face includes upper lip, the lower part of the nose, and its adjacent areas. It acquired the name due to the dangers these boils, nose infections, and injuries surrounding it cause to the brain. Valveless anterior facial vein, high anastomoses, and absence of deep fascia allow the retrograde infection to spread. The infection readily spreads to the cavernous sinus resulting in cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST). CST is of sudden onset with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, the incidence of CST has been significantly decreased with the entry of effective antimicrobial agents.

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Can you die from pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with pericoronitis on the upper left side molar tooth four weeks ago. I took Amoxicillin for one week and the inflammation went down in the gum area. During that time, I had pain in my gum area and that would radiate to my head sometimes. I heard that the headache...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry for the health issues you faced. After thorough review of your health query I want to add here that there is no chance of brain infection taking a wisdom tooth and getting infected from upper left side as you mentioned in detail about pericoronitis. If we ge...  Read Full »

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