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Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that i think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am i imagining things? I have an appo

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Signal

Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong.
An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue.

In brief: Signal

Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong.
An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Its possible

However you already have one infection (the abscess) from what your saying you might have more then one infection since it is rare for pain one one side of the mouth to go to the other side.
Call your dentist and see if they can see you sooner rather then later.

In brief: Its possible

However you already have one infection (the abscess) from what your saying you might have more then one infection since it is rare for pain one one side of the mouth to go to the other side.
Call your dentist and see if they can see you sooner rather then later.
Dr. Victor Zeines
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your

Your spreading pain can either be referred from the original abcess location or the infection may be spreading.
Either way i would get to your dentist sooner than later.

In brief: Your

Your spreading pain can either be referred from the original abcess location or the infection may be spreading.
Either way i would get to your dentist sooner than later.
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
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Dr. G Funari
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: It

It is not unusual that when a dental problem causes pain that the pain radiates to other teeth or areas, such as the ear.
This is because the pain signals travel along nerves that wind their way back to the brain. You can feel the pain along the distribution of the nerve which includes teeth and gums around the affected site. Suggest that you relay this information to your dentist to see if you can be scheduled sooner.

In brief: It

It is not unusual that when a dental problem causes pain that the pain radiates to other teeth or areas, such as the ear.
This is because the pain signals travel along nerves that wind their way back to the brain. You can feel the pain along the distribution of the nerve which includes teeth and gums around the affected site. Suggest that you relay this information to your dentist to see if you can be scheduled sooner.
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Feels that way

Patients often say this but when questioned further it is more often than not actually limited to one side.
However it is not impossible to have multiple dental problems at the same time, especially if you have been neglecting your mouth. Dental infections can be very serious so see a dentist immediately!

In brief: Feels that way

Patients often say this but when questioned further it is more often than not actually limited to one side.
However it is not impossible to have multiple dental problems at the same time, especially if you have been neglecting your mouth. Dental infections can be very serious so see a dentist immediately!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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