What are possible complications of a toothache?

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Possible complications of a toothache may depend on the underlying cause of the toothache. For example, if the cause is tooth decay (the most likely reason for your sore tooth), possible complications include a tooth abscess, an infection of your gums or jaw or even brain, and loss of the tooth. In especially severe cases of toothache, you may end up eating less than usual, potentially leading to malnutrition and weight loss.

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