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Learn about mouth and dental health

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If you've ever had a toothache, you know how much it can hurt. The pain from a cold sore, a canker sore, or an aching jaw can also be hard to deal with. It's important to know when you should see a dentist or a doctor before a problem gets worse. Our topics can help you learn what to do about problems with your mouth and teeth, and they can give you tips on preventing these kinds of problems.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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