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Dental Abscess (cont.)

Dental Abscess Symptoms and Signs

  • Symptoms of a dental abscess typically include pain, swelling, and redness of the mouth and face. With an advanced infection, you can experience nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.
  • The signs of dental abscess typically include, but are not limited to, cavities, gum inflammation, oral swelling, tenderness with touch, pus drainage, and sometimes difficulty or pain upon fully opening your mouth or swallowing.
  • Universally, there is tenderness to palpation (touch) of the infected area.

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A dentoalveolar abscess is an acute lesion characterized by localization of pus in the structures that surround the teeth.

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