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While any surgery may technically be performed in the presence of a bodily infection, whether at the site of the surgery or distant to the site of surgery, the risks of both the primary site infection progressing and the uninfected surgical site subsequently being innoculated with pathogens from the existing infection increase greatly. Apart from surgery performed specifically to treat a known infection with a beneficial expectation, I would suggest that anyone who would actively dismiss or minimize a known, pre-existing infection, which might severely complicate an elective surgery procedure for the convenience of timing a procedure, is neither an informed nor an appropriate surgical candidate. The current standard of care would dictate all apparent infections be eradicated prior to any elective surgery. Given the inherently low, but real, risks of bleeding, infection, anesthesia risk including death, scarring, skin appearance changes, nasal obstruction, asymmetries or persistent nasal deformities, potential for requiring revision surgery, etc., associated with rhinoplasty in the best of hands, under the best anesthesia and with the best of pre-surgical health and preparation, both the aware patient and the diligent surgeon should strive to optimize the conditions for success which are jointly within their control.

you should ask your dr. But you probably shouldn't have any surgury while you have an infection, it can spread, get worse and conpromise your healing time by the demand it creates on your body. Get an antibiotic from your dentist first to clear up the tooth infection No you cannot.I had a tooth infection and had to take antibiotics for 14 days before rhinoplasty.

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