A 24-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Ralph Becker
34 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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.
Answered on Sep 9, 2020

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