I have sweeling in side of tooth

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - November - 2011, at 05:18 AM

  • Swelling in side of tooth can be because of abscess in relation to tooth or can be because of gum abscess present there. If swelling is present in back of jaw, then it can be because of eruption of wisdom tooth. Swelling can also occur because of injury to the gums due to some irritant present. After normal filling or some dental procedure, swelling may occur.  If swelling is because of tooth abscess, then you require root canal treatment for the tooth. Antibiotics are also given in abscessed tooth to control the infection. Gum abscess can occur because of some sharp food stuff impinging on the gums. If swelling is because of gum abscess, then the irritant which is impinging is removed.  You can do warm saline rinses to reduce the swelling.  Dental cleaning may also be required in case of gum abscess. Wisdom tooth on eruption causes some swelling on gums. If wisdom teeth are impacted, that is there is not much of space for wisdom teeth to come, and then wisdom tooth causes swelling of gums, jaws and along with that, pain occurs. Wisdom teeth don’t aid in mastication and if they are impacted or are infected or are poking the cheeks, then they are pulled out.  To reduce wisdom tooth swelling, you can do warm saline rinses and make sure to keep back of jaw clean. Any food accumulates in back of jaw will cause swelling to aggravate and will cause pain. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You can refer to your dentist to know about the exact cause of swelling and can get treatment done for it. For more info on wisdom teeth, refer to…http://www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-wisdom-teeth-152.aspx

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