Swelling Of The Gums, Cheekbones, And Around The Eyes?
Good evening, I am 23 years old Kartini. I have swelling of the upper left gum. Besides that, my left cheek is also bigger than the right side, if you hold it it looks thicker, and my left eye rises, so it looks asymmetrical. What kind of disease is that, is it dangerous? because for now it doesn’t hurt. thank you
Good evening Kartini,
The swelling in the area you mentioned can be a symptom or a disease in its own right. There are several possible causes including:
Inflammation of the gums caused by infection usually swelling will also be accompanied by complaints of pain, bad breath, etc. Periodontitis or inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue. You can read the periodontitis article for more information. Tumors in the facial area, the swelling will feel bigger and is often followed by complaints of decreased appetite and weight loss.
the doctor will ask carefully about the complaints you are experiencing and perform several physical examinations on your facial area. In addition, laboratory examinations and facial X-rays will also be considered by doctors to adjust to the cause of the complaint. The treatment you will get is in the form of painkillers, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotics if it is proven that it is caused by an infection.
Here are some things you can do to reduce the complaints you experience:
avoid foods that contain high sugar levels do cold compresses to reduce swelling stop mouthwash or other medicines if the swelling is caused by these drugs. consult a doctor for follow-up to prevent your complaints from reappearing, you can do the following things:
Routinely brush your teeth and do a dental examination to the dentist. Eat lots of nutritious foods, especially vegetables and fruit, don't smoke and consume alcoholic drinks. get the right treatment
may be useful
dr. M. Rizki