inner left-side jawline swollen, around tooth with filling

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 05 - October - 2011, at 01:37 AM

  • Swollen jaw line around filing can be because of infection present in the tooth with filling or can be because of gum infection which can occur if filling is impinging on the gums or contact of filling with adjacent tooth is not proper or can occur because of poor oral hygiene.  If there is infection present in the tooth and it has caused swelling, then you need to get treatment done for it. Root canal treatment followed by crown may be required for infected tooth. If there is gum infection present due to filling impingement, then filling needs to be corrected. In case of swelling due to gum infection, you can do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day to reduce the swelling and maintain good oral hygiene.  Swollen gum line can also be because of some other infected tooth present in the oral cavity. Without clinical examination, we can’t give exact diagnosis. You have to visit your dentist for this. For more info on good oral hygiene, you can refer to following article…  http://www.identalhub.com/article_good-oral-hygiene-231.aspx

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