Symptoms of a Tooth Infection
Pain associated with tooth infections can be different for different people. Some experience sharp pains. Others feel a dull and gnawing ache in the tooth. Some feel pain only when chewing, while others feel it constantly. The pain may even radiate out to the jawbone, neck, or ear. Other symptoms you may experience when you have a tooth infection include:
- Your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold foods.
- Your gums are red and swollen.
- There is a swollen area in your jaw.
- Your neck glands are swollen.
- There is a sore on your gums that may be draining.
- Your breath tastes and smells bad.
- Your tooth feels looser than normal.
- You have a fever.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, and you think you might have a tooth infection, then it is time to give us a call. Even if you don’t feel the pain anymore, you still need to get it checked out because the infection could still be there. We will get you an appointment as soon as possible, so you can start feeling better.