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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Toothaches

Toothaches don't cause facial swellings.
Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap.

In brief: Toothaches

Toothaches don't cause facial swellings.
Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

May be infected.. See a local dentist for an evaluation.

In brief: Yes

May be infected.. See a local dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

No. It means infection has spread beyond tooth and into tissues.
See DDS today.

In brief: No

No. It means infection has spread beyond tooth and into tissues.
See DDS today.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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