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I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, I have itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands are swollen around my jowl line and back of neck. What should I do?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Seek Treatment

Abcesses, even without pain, indicate infections that can spread to other places in your body.
Often the infection will find a way to drain (usually the sinuses) which may be why you do not feel pain. It needs intervention right away. At a minimum antibiotics but most likely root canal treatment or extraction will be needed.

In brief: Seek Treatment

Abcesses, even without pain, indicate infections that can spread to other places in your body.
Often the infection will find a way to drain (usually the sinuses) which may be why you do not feel pain. It needs intervention right away. At a minimum antibiotics but most likely root canal treatment or extraction will be needed.
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dr. James Goodpaster
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Dr. David Mcnay
The numbness on your face is really concerning. Love yourself by high tailing it to the dentist.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: See an oral surgeon

Get treated as soon as possible.
A tooth abscess can turn into a life threatening infection. See an oral surgeon for proper treatment and management of the infection.

In brief: See an oral surgeon

Get treated as soon as possible.
A tooth abscess can turn into a life threatening infection. See an oral surgeon for proper treatment and management of the infection.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
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Dr. Michael Wexler
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: See Dentist

When an abcessed tooth causes facial swelling, it means the infection has spread from the bone surrounding your tooth into your facial tissue.
The infection can spread very quickly and into your throat region, blocking your airway which could cause you to suffocate. Get checked immediately!

In brief: See Dentist

When an abcessed tooth causes facial swelling, it means the infection has spread from the bone surrounding your tooth into your facial tissue.
The infection can spread very quickly and into your throat region, blocking your airway which could cause you to suffocate. Get checked immediately!
Dr. Michael Wexler
Dr. Michael Wexler
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See Oral Surgeon

See the oral surgeon asap -- now, not later ! you might be developing a cellulitis and this is life-threatening.
Get to oral surgeon now. If not able, then get to er.

In brief: See Oral Surgeon

See the oral surgeon asap -- now, not later ! you might be developing a cellulitis and this is life-threatening.
Get to oral surgeon now. If not able, then get to er.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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