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Can untreated abscessed tooth cause tongue lesions and pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain yes

However swelling below the tongue can occur.

In brief: Pain yes

However swelling below the tongue can occur.
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Dr. Jonathan Richter
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally not

If you have chronic infections of the mouth it is possible that it is decreasing your immune system to fight off other types of infections.

In brief: Generally not

If you have chronic infections of the mouth it is possible that it is decreasing your immune system to fight off other types of infections.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Possibly.

Abscesses are infections.
This pain from the tongue and the lesions on it may be from the infection, but more likely the abcessed tooth is broken down and has sharp edges cutting the tongue. Regardless, an untreated abcess tooth can be deadly. Your choices are treat the tooth with a root canal and crown (cap) or extract the tooth. Don't wait, see a dentist immediately!

In brief: Possibly.

Abscesses are infections.
This pain from the tongue and the lesions on it may be from the infection, but more likely the abcessed tooth is broken down and has sharp edges cutting the tongue. Regardless, an untreated abcess tooth can be deadly. Your choices are treat the tooth with a root canal and crown (cap) or extract the tooth. Don't wait, see a dentist immediately!
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