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Why is cellulitis a dental emergency?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentistry, answered on behalf of Colgate
    Cellulitis is inflammation that has spread to the surrounding  soft tissues of the mouth. It is a dental emergency because, if not treated, it can cause significant infection. There is usually pain, redness, and significant swelling. Antibiotics are usually prescribed, and if the cellulitis affects teeth, root canal or extraction may be indicated.
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