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I have an abscess tooth...
I have an abscess tooth that I am going to the dentist to see about on. Tuesday. Anyway I am having numbness in a tooth that is close to it that is healthy. Is this normal?
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Dentist: Just Dental Truths!, Dentist replied 2 years ago
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Hello! I'll do my best to answer your question.
Where is the abscessed tooth located? Also, just curious, "how" do you know the tooth is actually numb?
The above questions will better allow me to answer you in full & more accurately.
Thank you
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is on the upper teeth first molar on the right. Because my tooth feels like when freezing comes out.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The tooth that is numb isn't the tooth that is abssessed.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is one of my front teeth that is numb.
Dentist: Just Dental Truths!, Dentist replied 2 years ago
Hi. I've got to run, so sorry! I'm going to opt out, and another Dentist will be able to answer your concerns.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is someone going to help me
Dentist: Dr Matthew Kremser, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago
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Yes, an abscess can cause numbness in other teeth in the same quadrant (upper right and left, lower right and left). This happens when the infection grows and applies pressure on a nerve in the area. Once the infection is treated with an antibiotic and extraction/or root canal, the numbness will resolve!

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