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Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

02/01/13

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth pain can make eating and drinking difficult, and may signal an infection in or around a tooth -- medically called an abscess.

The University of Michigan Health System says warning signs of an abscess include:

  • Throbbing pain, particularly when you're chewing.
  • An very tender tooth, especially to the touch.
  • Gums that appear red and swollen.
  • An unpleasant, salty taste in your mouth.
  • A swollen jaw or face.
  • A fever.
  • A lump in the mouth that appears red, swollen or bloody.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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