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Infection of other body structures

Infection of the mouth can spread to neighboring structures leading to the following:

  • Parotitis:- Inflammation of the parotid gland.
  • Sinusitis:- Inflammation of the sinus cavity.
  • Otitis media:- Inflammation of the middle ear.
  • Adenitis:- Inflammation of the lymph glands especially adenoids.
  • Tonsillitis:- inflammation of the tonsils.

Systemic Infections
The streptococci which are a normal inhabitant of the oral cavity enter into the pulp cavity of the teeth. Pus is formed in the pulp cavity that becomes a focus of infection and spread to the distant parts of the body via blood stream causing various systemic diseases such as the following:

  • Rheumatic arthritis:- Inflammation of the joints.
  • Bacterial endocarditis:- Inflammation of the endocardium.
  • Nephritis:- Inflammation of the kidneys.
  • Gastritis:- Inflammation of the stomach.
  •  Anorexia:- Loss of appetite.

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