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How will your dentist find out if you have an abscessed tooth?

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To find out if you have an abscessed tooth, your dentist probably will:

  • Tap on your teeth. If you have an abscess, it’ll hurt when he touches the affected tooth.
  • Take an X-ray. This can tell your dentist if you have an abscess and if it has spread to other parts of your mouth.

From: Do I Have an Abscessed Tooth? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Tooth Abscess: “Overview,” “Symptoms and Causes,” “Diagnosis.”

NHS Choices: “Dental Abscess.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 17, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Tooth Abscess: “Overview,” “Symptoms and Causes,” “Diagnosis.”

NHS Choices: “Dental Abscess.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 17, 2019

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