How To Deal With Toothache And Swollen Gums?
Hello, I want to ask .. My teeth hurt, then the gums are also swollen. That’s the way to handle it, okay?
Hello Princess U,
Causes of toothache and swollen gums include:
Dental caries / cavities Gingivitis Periodontitis Gum abscess Pulpitis (inflammation of tooth nerve tissue) Some factors that can also cause swollen gums and toothache are braces, improper use of dentures, irritation of fillings, smoking habits, pregnancy, deficiency nutrition (especially vitamin C).
Direct examination with a dentist should be done to determine abnormalities in the teeth and gums that cause complaints of pain. Appropriate treatment measures can be given so that if there is an infection does not then cause severe damage to the teeth so that the tooth must be removed later on. Treatment can be in the form of antibiotics, pain relievers, tartar cleaning, abscess incisions, dental fillings, root canal treatment, or even tooth extraction if the remaining teeth are no longer functional.
Some actions you can take to reduce complaints at home are:
Cold compresses the gums to reduce swelling. Gargle with warm salt solution 4-6 times a day Increase consumption of vegetables and fruit Avoid smoking Avoid too much sweet food Brushing teeth at least 2 times a day and use dental floss to clean leftovers If complaints arise after you use a new toothpaste, you should replace the paste gear to the one you normally use. If swollen gums are caused after using a certain mouthwash, stop using it immediately. Please consult directly with the dentist to get treatment according to your complaint. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.