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    • Sonya Simpkins

      If your dog has noticeable swelling below his eye and he’s been pawing at his nose, you might think he’s been stung by a bee or other insect. While that’s possible, these also happen to be two common symptoms of an abscessed tooth. Like humans, dogs can suffer from abscesses, which are painful pus formations in the tissues surrounding a tooth. What are the Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth? lists the following signs to watch for: Facial swelling below the eye (it can be as large as a golf ball) Bad breath Loose teeth A tooth that is broken or very discolored Lack of ability to chew Increased plaque on teeth Pawing or scratching at his nose

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