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What can I do about severe tooth pain and intense swelling around the jaw, along with difficulty swallowing?

What can I do about severe tooth pain and intense swelling around the jaw, along with difficulty swallowing?

See a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can I do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? All the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.

What can I do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? All the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic. Go to the hospital er and let them give you a prescription. Then see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Symptoms are toothache and lip swelling, what could this be?

Symptoms are toothache and lip swelling, what could this be?

Abscessed tooth: Sounds like an abscessed tooth should be high on the probability list. Could be other conditions, but a dental abscess is the most likely. See your dentist or find an endodontist and have it evaluated. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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I have a horrible toothache which is causing migraines earache jaw pain and swelling of my face. Can i die from this?

I have a horrible toothache which is causing migraines earache jaw pain and swelling of my face. Can i die from this?

Dental abscess: left untreated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. It’s better and easy to have it treated when it’s treatable. see a dentist for examination and x-ray. ...Read more

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I went to the ER last friday for face/throat swelling related to a toothache. I was prescribed Clindamycin 400mg TID. I now have a hard lump on my jaw?

I went to the ER last friday for face/throat swelling related to a toothache. I was prescribed Clindamycin 400mg TID. I now have a hard lump on my jaw?

See oral surgeon: U may have an abcess. If so, it needs to be drained. Strongly recommend you see a Oral MaxilloFacial Surgeon. I would continue the Clindamycin for now also. ...Read more

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Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Could be abscess...: But that is only a guess since you cannot be examined over the internet. Please see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my jaw after a toothache it's also making my lower lip numb. When I open my mouth wide the lump is visable. Going on 2 weeks now. ?

Dental review: It is difficult to comment without examining. However this could be a submandibular lymph node, it could be a ganglionic cyst or it could be an abscess developing. It short you need a dental review to ensure this is nothing sinister. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more