Swelling Of The Gums And Cavities Accompanied By Fever?
noon, I’m lia, .ign tnx, right now my gums are swollen and the right side of the tooth suddenly swells, I also feel scythes and heat, and when I sleep with my head tilted to the right I often feel pain, what kind of drugs should I take drink to reduce swelling and reduce heat, how come I don’t have a dentist? and can I take antimo drugs for long trips along with fever-reducing drugs or pain relievers is it okay?
Hello, good morning, Lia.
Complaints of swollen gums, discharge a lot of saliva, which is accompanied by headaches and body heat can be caused by:
Tooth abscess (formation of pus-filled pockets due to bacterial infection, one of which is due to cavities that have not been treated)
Gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums. The cause of this condition is the buildup of plaque (a collection of bacteria and food debris attached to the surface of the teeth) which appears in the form of tartar.
Periodontitis, which is an infection of the gums that damages the soft tissue and bones that support the teeth.
To ensure the health condition of your teeth, we strongly recommend that you see a dentist. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and fever reducers, such as paracetamol, but please note that these drugs will only temporarily relieve complaints of pain and fever. If the medicinal effect wears off, the complaints will come back. What has to be done is to treat the cause (root of the problem), which is one of the cavities you are experiencing. Actions that may be taken by the dentist can be in the form of giving antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, tooth filling, root treatment, or tooth extraction, depending on the findings of the examination results. Do not delay going to the dentist because untreated dental complaints can cause the infection to spread throughout the body, from the skin to the membranes that line the brain (meningitis).
While waiting to meet the doctor's schedule, you can do the following suggestions:
apply cold compresses to the swollen gums
do not smoke
consume lots of water
maintain oral and dental hygiene by continuing to brush your teeth at least in the morning after breakfast (after Suhoor) and at night before bed, the use of an antiseptic mouthwash can be done
Regarding the use of antimo drugs, Antimo is a drug brand that contains dimenhydrinate. Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine class of drugs commonly used to treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness due to motion sickness. Its use with pain relievers and fever-reducing drugs can be done, but it is advisable to give a break of approximately 1 hour so that the drugs do not interact with each other.
So, hopefully it can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa