A 50-year-old female asked:
i have a back tooth abcess and pain in the palate. what should i do?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered
35 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: An abcessed upper molar can have swelling and pain in your palate. This is because of the root structure of these teeth. You need treatment. Get to your dentist asap. There are other reasons for pain in this area, but all need to be seen by a dentist.
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
Dr. Michael Farr answered
Specializes in Dentistry
Immediate attention: All abscesses in the mouth pose a dangerous threat. Since the mouth is highly vascularized area and close to the brain you do not want to risk the spread of any infection. Please do yourself a favor and get it evaluated and treated.
Answered on Jan 14, 2016
Dr. Marc Newman answered
9 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The abcess is putting pressure on the nerve, probably part of the great palatine nerve, which is why you are having pain in your palate. Depending on the source of the abcess (either gum tissue related or tooth related) you may need to have it drained and possibly the tooth extracted or have a root canal done. That will help the swelling go down and you should feel better. Good luck!
Answered on Jul 16, 2013
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