i 've 2 decayed tooth on both sides of my mouth. about 2 yrs ago, half of it was broken. recently i've been suffering from swelling in my jaw line. it stays for 3 - 4 days and goes. and again it comes back. i've been scared to visit a doctor and so i never did so. could you pls help me out. could you tell me the causes and the remedies?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 16 - August - 2009, at 20:42 PM

  • Swelling in the jaw line is because of the decayed tooth as by now it must have become infected which causes the swelling. For this you have to go to dentist. He will take the pano and see whether it can be saved or not. If it can be saved then you will have to undergo Root Canal Treatment otherwise you will have to get it pulled out. It is better you get the treatment done as this is focus of infection and bad for body. For more on Root Canal Treatment you can read the following article from our website... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-root-canal-therapy-17.aspx

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