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Can a "carie and pulpitis" give me excruciating jaw pain?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, you need to see your dentist ASAP.
Possible treatment options include fixing tooth, root canal, or extracting tooth.

In brief: Yes

Yes, you need to see your dentist ASAP.
Possible treatment options include fixing tooth, root canal, or extracting tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Jaw pain

The answer is a resounding yes! caries into the pulp of a tooth is described by many as one of the most painful conditions they've experienced.
And things can get far worse before they get better, like swelling and fever, and generalized illness. See your local oral surgeon (maybe dr edgin).

In brief: Jaw pain

The answer is a resounding yes! caries into the pulp of a tooth is described by many as one of the most painful conditions they've experienced.
And things can get far worse before they get better, like swelling and fever, and generalized illness. See your local oral surgeon (maybe dr edgin).
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba
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Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Often in the first stages of an abscess it is common to not know which tooth is involved and your whole jaw hurts.

In brief: Yes

Often in the first stages of an abscess it is common to not know which tooth is involved and your whole jaw hurts.
Dr. Donald Blair
Dr. Donald Blair
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Dr. Paul Brand
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible abscess

Dental caries (decay) and pulpitis can lead an abscess, which is an infection in and around a tooth.
The tooth may be restorable, if the decay is accessible and root canal therapy is appropriate. Proper restoration of the tooth after root canal therapy protects the tooth from breakage. If the tooth isn't salvageable, then the tooth should be removed by an oral surgeon.

In brief: Possible abscess

Dental caries (decay) and pulpitis can lead an abscess, which is an infection in and around a tooth.
The tooth may be restorable, if the decay is accessible and root canal therapy is appropriate. Proper restoration of the tooth after root canal therapy protects the tooth from breakage. If the tooth isn't salvageable, then the tooth should be removed by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Paul Brand
Dr. Paul Brand
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