Swollen Gums Accompanied By Neck Pain And Swelling?
I want to ask, my back right swollen gum feels soft when squeezed and also painful. When the swelling appears, the neck of the right part below the ear is also like swelling and pain. Please answer
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Swelling of the gums usually occurs associated with an inflammation that occurs in the gums. Swelling that occurs can be caused by a foreign body or due to infection, so that it can trigger for the formation of immune cells, one of which is to trigger the lymph nodes closest to the mouth, lymph nodes in the neck region.
Some things that may be the cause of swollen gums are
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums where the gums appear swollen, red, painful especially when used for chewing. Triggered by the accumulation of food scraps with bacteria in the mouth so that over time the tartar which erodes the gums and gums become inflamed.
Gum abscess is the formation of space in the gums that contains pus due to a buildup of food scraps accompanied by bacteria so that the bacteria then produce pus that fills the room. Swelling will enlarge faster, feel pain and feel filled with fluid.
The teeth that do not grow well most often are wisdom teeth where improper location can cause teeth to not grow up like other teeth but can grow parallel so that pushing the front teeth or tilt this can cause inflammation of the gums.
Regarding swelling in the neck apart from enlargement of the lymph can also be other causes that occur and are not directly related to the swelling of the gums, namely
Salivary gland infections (parotitis / mumps) are usually swollen in an enlarged neck where this will usually be accompanied by fever and is associated with a viral infection.
Tumors in lymph nodes are enlarged lymph nodes that occur associated with abnormal cell growth, usually accompanied by symptoms of weight loss.
What can be done at home to relieve symptoms is
Gargle with antiseptic
Brush your teeth gently and in circular motions
Compression of the gums with ice wrapped in a cloth
Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, and foods with high sugar
If the swelling is disturbing and getting bigger it should be consulted to the dentist so that it can be further examined and treated accordingly.
Further information can be read in this article
That's the thing we can say. May be useful. Thank you