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Can having bad teeth cause a fever?

I know that abscesses can but can decaying teeth or cavity's cause fevers? I have been running a low grade temp for months and no one can figure out why but have been having alot of teeth problems too, every time i eat my teeth hurt. Could this be causing a fever?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Health

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  • Absolutely. I am a Dental Assistant. If there is decay within the tooth there can definitely be infection that goes to nerve or speads to the gums, either way where there is an infection there can be fever.


    Answer by BubbaLuva at 2:21 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Probably - If you have an infection, a fever is a way for your body to fight it. I am not a real doctor, but I play one online...

    Answer by misskimmy62 at 2:14 AM on Mar. 18, 2009