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Can dental abscesses cause halitosis?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the abscess is draining into your mouth it can cause halitosis.
The abscess needs to be treated regardless.

In brief: Yes

If the abscess is draining into your mouth it can cause halitosis.
The abscess needs to be treated regardless.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can contribute to halitosis.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can contribute to halitosis.
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Infected teeth can cause severe bad breath.
Furthermore the infection can spread into your blood stream which can be life threatening.

In brief: Yes

Infected teeth can cause severe bad breath.
Furthermore the infection can spread into your blood stream which can be life threatening.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry

In brief: Absolutely

You need to treat the cause- why do you have an abscess or multiple abscesses? Infections in your mouth need to be treated.
See your dentist asap before your face looks like the photo.

In brief: Absolutely

You need to treat the cause- why do you have an abscess or multiple abscesses? Infections in your mouth need to be treated.
See your dentist asap before your face looks like the photo.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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