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Is mouth pain from cavities or something else?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Too many possible

Sure a cavity can cause pain, but it could be a sore in the mouth, an infection, a bone cyst in the upper or lower jaw, a bruise from trauma, an extra growing tooth, a deep abscess needing a root canal.
Best to see a dentist and get it checked thoroughly.

In brief: Too many possible

Sure a cavity can cause pain, but it could be a sore in the mouth, an infection, a bone cyst in the upper or lower jaw, a bruise from trauma, an extra growing tooth, a deep abscess needing a root canal.
Best to see a dentist and get it checked thoroughly.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Tooth decay (cavities) can definitely cause pain.
But one can also have pain from infections of the gums and salivary glands, cracked teeth, lost fillings, trauma, and cancer.

In brief: Possibly

Tooth decay (cavities) can definitely cause pain.
But one can also have pain from infections of the gums and salivary glands, cracked teeth, lost fillings, trauma, and cancer.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

Perhaps. Many reason for mouth pain.
See dentist or oral surgeon for exam.

In brief: Perhaps

Perhaps. Many reason for mouth pain.
See dentist or oral surgeon for exam.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Hard to say...

... without an examination.
Your question is too broad with too many potential answers.

In brief: Hard to say...

... without an examination.
Your question is too broad with too many potential answers.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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