A 24-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing mouth pain, unable to open mouth (jaw), gum pain, gum swelling, sore throat and difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) . the following also describes me: fever. what should i do?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Beckeranswered
37 years experience
Get a dental X ray: Evaluation of the area of swelling may reveal the source of a common infection of the jaw possibly from the teeth. Infections in this area should not be ignored because they can be very uncomfortable and potentially life threatening.
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Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Pain/swelling: Please see a Dentist immediately. It sounds as if you have an infection that is spreading, and that can be quite dangerous. Please call immediately.
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Last updated Sep 9, 2020
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