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How quickly can a tooth infection spread?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Pretty quick

Sometimes the tooth infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention.
If your dentist is unavailable and there is a fever, swelling in the face, or swelling in the jaw, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care is warranted. Take care.

In brief: Pretty quick

Sometimes the tooth infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention.
If your dentist is unavailable and there is a fever, swelling in the face, or swelling in the jaw, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care is warranted. Take care.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Very quickly

Although rare, if the infection is invasive enough and enters your circulatory system, it can spread to other parts of your body within minutes.
Infections can also spread between muscle layers, down your neck, and into your chest. Please treat asap.

In brief: Very quickly

Although rare, if the infection is invasive enough and enters your circulatory system, it can spread to other parts of your body within minutes.
Infections can also spread between muscle layers, down your neck, and into your chest. Please treat asap.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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