Overcoming Toothaches And Gums That Make It Difficult To Swallow?
I am Marcella, I am 18 years old, my teeth hurt and my gums, the pain is in the lower back left and right, I don’t know which teeth or gums have problems so I can’t swallow and I am distracted when I eat, and I have headaches in the back, what hurt do you think?
Hello Marcella, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
The age between 17-21 years is the time when the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, grow. Wisdom teeth growth is often characterized by several symptoms, for example:
swelling and pain in the back of the gums pain in the jaw to the throat headaches swelling on the cheeks in the area of the teeth that are about to grow swelling in the lymph nodes in the ear or neck area Some other possibilities that can cause symptoms like you are experiencing include infection teeth and gums (eg due to cavities, gums punctured with food), infection of the tonsils (eg tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess), infection of the ear (eg otitis externa or otitis media).
To be able to determine the exact cause of the pain you are experiencing, it's a good idea to check with your doctor first. The doctor can look at your throat and ear area to make sure that the symptoms you are experiencing are not due to an infection in the throat and ear, examine the teeth in the painful area to see if there are holes or infection. If there are no specific problems with your throat or ears and teeth, then chances are that the symptoms you are experiencing are due to growing teeth. You can continue to see a dentist if the symptoms are very severe and bothersome. The dentist will ask you to do a dental X-ray to see the position of your wisdom teeth. If there is an impacted tooth (the tooth is tilted or cannot come out because it is stuck in the tooth in front of it), then your dentist may recommend surgical removal of wisdom teeth.
Meanwhile, you can compress the sore and swollen tooth area with a cold compress, and take painkillers such as paracetamol.
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