What Are Some Symptoms of a Tooth Infection?

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Common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscessed tooth include redness and swelling of the gums, pain while chewing, and throbbing, sharp or shooting pains around the tooth, according to WebMD. A tooth infection may also produce sensitivity to hot or cold beverages.

Some people may also experience fever, foul breath, a bitter taste in the mouth, swollen neck glands, or a swollen upper or lower jaw when a tooth infection or abscessed tooth develops, according to WebMD. General ill feelings of discomfort and uneasiness are often magnified with a tooth infection, and an open soar with drainage may appear on the side of the gum.