Ok so the said tooth has not had pain in a year, its a wisdom, i still have not had it removed, tho i had one on the other side taken out cause it was killin me with pain. My question is, is it possible to have a tooth infection without pain? the dentist took xrays when he pulled the one tooth but did not say anything about an infection with the other one, even tho he did recommend pulling it. also would a infection like that be noticed on a blood test? thanks
Yes, it definitely possible to have infection without pain. If you have dental abscess and your nerve already dead,you can have infection at you tooth root without any pain for years. I do have like that.
Blood test will not show you anything if you only have small infection like tooth abscess. Perhaps your WBC will be slightly increase, but not outside normal range. In my case the WBC was normal only my immunoglobulin/antibodies slightly high.
To healthy people probably yes,the problem maybe only for the tooth. But keeping infection in my body is not a wise option.
Your question is just like question for smoking. For some people, smoking does not make any problem,they even life longer than non smoker.However,smoking for some people could guide to cancer or other diseases.
i just asked my dentist this question last week. i've had an infection in the root of one of my upper molars for several years, just diagnosed. had pain every year for two or three days during change of seasons - always checked it out but they decided it was a result of sinus problems, until they recently discovered the infection.
anyway, my dentist told me that in some teeth, it could be more dangerous to have a brewing infection. i think the front teeth were more concerning, but i'm not sure. def have it checked out for prof opinion. mine was encapsulated in the root but some lie on a nerve pathway that can travel...something like that.