dental care


Question by  cochise (10)

Can tooth problems and fever be a sign of something serious, in adults?

I feel as if I've got an infection under my gumline, and have a broken tooth in the back of my mouth. Is a fever a sign that I should go to the doctor?


Answer by  Mike71 (22)

I think that you should see your doctor right away. If you do have a gum infection and a fever it can become very serious if not treated promptly, as the infection can spread and can even damage your heart.


Answer by  ScienceNerd (84)

Yes! Often times an open sore in the mouth can lead to what is known as sepsis, or an infection that invades the rest of the body. Your body's way of fighting the infection is producing a fever. You will likely receive anti-biotics.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

You should definately go to the doctor as soon as possible. The broken tooth could have got infected and be causing more problems in your mouth.


Answer by  lwolves2001 (26)

With a broken tooth and a fever your feeling may be correct. You may have an abcess or infection in your mouth. You should seek medical attention.

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