Swelling On The Left And Right Cheeks?
Hello. nI am not in my 20th year. nI want to ask you. nI have a problem with my molar teeth, which is just the stump (remaining broken teeth) of the lower left and right molars. nI used to have holes and fillings in middle school, but over time, the fillings on both of my molars were damaged. And the effect is to make the walls of the molars break and finally the fillings are damaged, n nWell I want to ask. Will leaving the tooth stump unplug have any effect ??? n nCause the more I pay attention. nIs like there is a strange swelling on both my cheeks. which is getting bigger day by day (especially in the cheek area near the molars). nAnd I often feel my cheeks burn. Sometimes the ears feel hot. Can have the effect of one headache a day. nIf you have a headache, sometimes you want to vomit. n nWhat to do next? n nPlease enlighten you. nThank you. n
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Cavities should be treated further, either by filling or extracting. Having a cavity filled does not necessarily mean that your obligation has been completed. You need to know that the fillings on the teeth have a much lower level of strength than the original teeth. Therefore, if you do not take care of them properly, these fillings can become porous and eventually break and come off your previous teeth.
Apart from this tooth filling can make the hole in the tooth open again. Obviously, the reopening of the holes in the teeth can make pathogenic (infection-causing) microorganisms more fertile and eventually cause infection. This tooth infection can cause inflammation that spreads to the area around the teeth, namely the gums, jaw, cheeks, and ears. Furthermore, the infection in the teeth could also spread haematogenously (through the bloodstream) to distant organs of the body. Therefore, you should not underestimate this condition.
We recommend that you check back with your dentist. With a thorough evaluation of the condition of your teeth and mouth, or assisted by X-rays, doctors generally can determine the best treatment. If possible, the doctor will perform root canal treatment, then restore your cavity with a permanent filling or a crown (denture crown). However, if it is felt that the presence of cavities can actually be the focus of an infection that is prone to spread to other parts of the body, then tooth extraction may also be considered.
In the meantime, you should improve your oral and dental hygiene again, namely by always brushing your teeth 2 to 3 times a day, gargling with an antiseptic solution, and avoiding the habit of eating sweet foods before bedtime. Also check your dental health regularly to the dentist every 6 months. If you experience pain in your teeth, jaw, ears, or head due to cavities, you can first take paracetamol to relieve it.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah