Jaw Swollen No Tooth Pain

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Alternative Names

Periapical abscess; Dental abscess; Tooth infection; Abscess - tooth


Symptoms

The main symptom is a severe toothache. The pain is continuous and may be described as gnawing, sharp, shooting, or throbbing.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Breath odor
  • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
  • Fever
  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold
  • Swollen glands of the neck
  • Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw -- a very serious symptom

Signs and tests

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