Causes Swollen Gums To The Cheeks?
Hello I am 18 years old women have swollen gums until the cheeks are also swollen in the lower left and swollen under cavities and have been deflated for only 2 days. Already taking pain medication and relievers swelling. And now the swelling feels hot and reddish. Is it a jaw tumor or a dental abscess?
Hello Rizqya, Thank you for the question.
Swollen gums can be caused by a number of the following conditions:
dental plaque buildup
vitamin C deficiency
gums that are sensitive to toothpaste or mouth rinses
side effects of consuming certain drugs
Given this condition occurs in the area of cavities, it is very likely the cause comes from cavities. Tooth decay can cause food debris to accumulate on the tooth and is difficult to clean. This accumulation of leftovers can be a place for bacteria to develop and cause infections which then cause symptoms of toothache and swollen gums. However, of course to ensure the cause of the symptoms that you experience, you are advised to immediately consult a dentist. The dentist will examine your teeth and gums, may also suggest dental x-rays to determine the cause. The doctor will suggest further treatment according to your condition. The doctor will also determine the treatment of cavities that you experience so as not to cause further health problems.
For now, please eat softer foods that are easier to digest so they don't trigger pain. Limit consumption of foods high in sugar. Please keep your teeth clean by brushing your teeth and rinsing with warm salt water. You can do cold compresses to help relieve swollen gums. You can also continue using pain medications until you consult your doctor for further treatment.
I hope this helps.