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What are the signs of an infected tooth or gums if theres no swelling?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Tooth/gum infxn
Even if there's no swelling, there may be redness or bleeding when brushing, pain when chewing, altered sense of taste, facial pain, headache, sinus problems, bad breath.
Best to make appt with dentist for checkup & treatment.

In brief: Tooth/gum infxn
Even if there's no swelling, there may be redness or bleeding when brushing, pain when chewing, altered sense of taste, facial pain, headache, sinus problems, bad breath.
Best to make appt with dentist for checkup & treatment.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood in saliva.
A dental or periodontal infection can demonstrate unnoticeable swelling in its early stages.
If your gums bleed when you floss you have at minimum an inflammation and possible infection. If you have one or more teeth that are lose you probably have an infection. If you have pain when you bite you may have an early dental infection. See your dentist if you suspect you may have an infection.

In brief: Blood in saliva.
A dental or periodontal infection can demonstrate unnoticeable swelling in its early stages.
If your gums bleed when you floss you have at minimum an inflammation and possible infection. If you have one or more teeth that are lose you probably have an infection. If you have pain when you bite you may have an early dental infection. See your dentist if you suspect you may have an infection.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dr. Maurice Lindly
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Pain & bleeding
An infected tooth or gums may not cause swelling if fluids from it are resorbed, drain, dissipate in some other way.
Classic signs of infection are : pain, redness, swelling and bleeding amongst other signs, see a dentist as soon as possible.

In brief: Pain & bleeding
An infected tooth or gums may not cause swelling if fluids from it are resorbed, drain, dissipate in some other way.
Classic signs of infection are : pain, redness, swelling and bleeding amongst other signs, see a dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. David Schleimer
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