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Broken tooth that had bad cavity hurting on and off but dull pains in face/under nose area. Can this be a bad infection and could it cause meningitis?

6 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It is best to have a professional evaluate this situation and get it treated asap.
Tooth problems like this rarely resolve on their own.

In brief: Possibly

It is best to have a professional evaluate this situation and get it treated asap.
Tooth problems like this rarely resolve on their own.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Call a dentist

The only true way to fix a broken tooth is to call a dentist.
A dentist will most likely suggest several immediate steps that can be done to prevent further harm to the broken tooth and other future complications.

In brief: Call a dentist

The only true way to fix a broken tooth is to call a dentist.
A dentist will most likely suggest several immediate steps that can be done to prevent further harm to the broken tooth and other future complications.
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be

You already have pain and you know the tooth is decayed.
.. What are you waiting for? Call a dentist to be treated! this can escalate to a very serious situation in a matter of hours. Leaving a rotten tooth festering is only asking for trouble.. You will need to see a dentist, sooner or later. No other option. Call today, feel better tomorrow.

In brief: Could be

You already have pain and you know the tooth is decayed.
.. What are you waiting for? Call a dentist to be treated! this can escalate to a very serious situation in a matter of hours. Leaving a rotten tooth festering is only asking for trouble.. You will need to see a dentist, sooner or later. No other option. Call today, feel better tomorrow.
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