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What are the symptoms of a tooth abcess spreading to your upper jaw bone ?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain and swelling in upper jaw and face can be signs of a spreading infection.
If you have these symptoms see a dentist right away, don't put it off, the problem will only get worse without adequate care.

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain and swelling in upper jaw and face can be signs of a spreading infection.
If you have these symptoms see a dentist right away, don't put it off, the problem will only get worse without adequate care.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Swelling & Pain

Pus draining out of your gum may also be seen.
If you have an abscess, please see a dentist immediately.

In brief: Swelling & Pain

Pus draining out of your gum may also be seen.
If you have an abscess, please see a dentist immediately.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Swelling and pain

Assuming you have a bad upper tooth, it will first affect the area immediately adjacent to the offending tooth.
Over time, abscesses sometimes expand and can get quite large. If it is from a lower tooth and now spreading to a different jaw, you have a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment. Sometimes they drain and remain pain-free but they still require treatment.

In brief: Swelling and pain

Assuming you have a bad upper tooth, it will first affect the area immediately adjacent to the offending tooth.
Over time, abscesses sometimes expand and can get quite large. If it is from a lower tooth and now spreading to a different jaw, you have a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment. Sometimes they drain and remain pain-free but they still require treatment.
Dr. John DeWolf
Dr. John DeWolf
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Its already there

By definition once a tooth abscesses the infection is now in the jaw bone.
This problem will not go away without treatment. Signs that it needs immediate attention would be visible swelling of the face, fever, difficulty swallowing/ speaking, or malaise.

In brief: Its already there

By definition once a tooth abscesses the infection is now in the jaw bone.
This problem will not go away without treatment. Signs that it needs immediate attention would be visible swelling of the face, fever, difficulty swallowing/ speaking, or malaise.
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

pain in tooth, swelling gums, cheek, eye, headache, pus draining, tooth feels high to bite, sinus pain.
See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP.

In brief: Many

pain in tooth, swelling gums, cheek, eye, headache, pus draining, tooth feels high to bite, sinus pain.
See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abscess

Pain, swelling, redness and fever are classic signs of an infection.
Any suspicion of infection should be evaluated asap as they can spread and cause serious complications including death (although rare). Infection or or abscess, pain or not, when was your last dental exam? and certainly see a dentist right away for an evaluation.

In brief: Abscess

Pain, swelling, redness and fever are classic signs of an infection.
Any suspicion of infection should be evaluated asap as they can spread and cause serious complications including death (although rare). Infection or or abscess, pain or not, when was your last dental exam? and certainly see a dentist right away for an evaluation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Contact DDS ASAP

See your dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination for your particular concerns ASAP, good luck!

In brief: Contact DDS ASAP

See your dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination for your particular concerns ASAP, good luck!
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth Abscess Sympts

Good day; Usually a dental abscess results from an infected tooth or the surrounding gingival tissue(gum).
Symptoms vary from swelling, pain, or/ and discharge of puss. On occasion the swelling increases in size and becomes a cellulitis. Could have fever and fair amount of swelling. I've seen infections interfere with vision or open and start to drain facially. See you dentist ASAP!

In brief: Tooth Abscess Sympts

Good day; Usually a dental abscess results from an infected tooth or the surrounding gingival tissue(gum).
Symptoms vary from swelling, pain, or/ and discharge of puss. On occasion the swelling increases in size and becomes a cellulitis. Could have fever and fair amount of swelling. I've seen infections interfere with vision or open and start to drain facially. See you dentist ASAP!
Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Misery

Pain, swelling, bad taste, redness, puss.
.. lots of bad things. If you know you have this, then take care of it asap.

In brief: Misery

Pain, swelling, bad taste, redness, puss.
.. lots of bad things. If you know you have this, then take care of it asap.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Abscess

If you have swelling, pain, bad taste then see a dentist ASAP.
If you have any concerns about having an abscess do not wait for it to get worse before you get it treated. An abscess is an active infection. See a dentisT ASAP, like today.

In brief: Abscess

If you have swelling, pain, bad taste then see a dentist ASAP.
If you have any concerns about having an abscess do not wait for it to get worse before you get it treated. An abscess is an active infection. See a dentisT ASAP, like today.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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