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Can an exposed nerve (broken tooth) cause swelling around the area and lips? Temporary treatments until seen by dentist please?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Dental infections

Badly decayed teeth can become infected and that infection can spread to other parts of the body, both locally to lips and more seriously to other parts of the body.
This is nothing to take lightly and one should not postpone immediate dental treatment. There are no temporary treatments. Call and see your dentist right away! People can and have died from untreated dental infections.

In brief: Dental infections

Badly decayed teeth can become infected and that infection can spread to other parts of the body, both locally to lips and more seriously to other parts of the body.
This is nothing to take lightly and one should not postpone immediate dental treatment. There are no temporary treatments. Call and see your dentist right away! People can and have died from untreated dental infections.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental Emergency

You'll need to see a dentist ASAP.
... an infection with associated pain can escalate to a dangerous situation quite quickly. There are really no home remedies for broken teeth and exposed nerves. Please call for an appointment.

In brief: Dental Emergency

You'll need to see a dentist ASAP.
... an infection with associated pain can escalate to a dangerous situation quite quickly. There are really no home remedies for broken teeth and exposed nerves. Please call for an appointment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: See a dentist ASAP

A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP.

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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