Does Tooth Infection Affect Vision?
Morning doctor …! I have a severe dental infection, my eyesight can’t focus when I’m walking, but when it’s relaxed I can be clear. is it true that my toothache is affecting my vision? Trimakasi doctor
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Need to clarify, which of your teeth have an infection? Has it been checked and handled by a dentist?
Infection of the teeth, if not treated properly, does risk causing inflammation to other structures in the vicinity. In teeth on the side of the upper jaw, other structures involved are often the maxillary sinus, eyes, meninges (the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord), to the brain. Meanwhile, the teeth on the lower jaw side, more often involved are the sub mandibular gland, lymph nodes around the neck, and so on. Dental infections are often characterized by teeth that are painful, swollen, rotten, and can even trigger fever, bad breath, and many other complaints. The eye disorders associated with dental infections can vary in types, including eye nerve disorders that cause changes in vision focus as you experience.
However, in addition to being influenced by your teeth, your difficult vision can also be caused by tired eyes (asthenopia), eye refractive disorders (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), uveitis, keratitis, migraine, and so on.
Therefore, it is better not to draw conclusions too early. Have your eye condition checked directly to a doctor or ophthalmologist to evaluate and treat the cause directly. If it is true that the doctor suspects that your condition is related to an infection in your teeth, he can also coordinate with the dentist to provide you with a more comprehensive treatment.
At this time, you can also try the following trick:
Improve the cleanliness of your teeth and mouth
Do not carelessly take medication to treat your dental infection, without a doctor's prescription
Get plenty of rest, sleep regularly
Limit your eyes from activities that are too damaging, such as working with a computer, reading small print, looking in a dimly lit room, driving long distances, or staring at a device for too long
Avoid excessive stress
Hope this helps ...