Swollen Gums And Pain That Does Not Go Away?
my teeth have holes and in those holes the adagusi is swollen and it hurts so much that I don’t know the cause. I often gargle warm salt water, the pain subsides a little and the gums slightly deflates. But about 20 minutes later the gums become swollen and sore when eating. Finally I took paracetamol to relieve pain because I have stomach acid. But still after a few hours, my gums are still swollen and sore until now, for days, I even experienced some side effects from using paracetamol. What’s the solution?
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The symptoms that you experience (pain and swelling of the gums around the cavities), are most likely caused by infection and inflammation of the gums. Cavities, especially if the hole is very deep until it reaches the dental pulp (the deepest part of the tooth where there are many blood vessels and nerves), it will be easier to get an infection and the infection will more easily spread to the tissues around the teeth (can be to the gums or your jawbone). Therefore, every cavity, even if the hole is only small, needs to be repaired immediately and patched to the dentist.
Gargling with warm water, taking pain medications or anti-inflammatory drugs can indeed help reduce pain and swelling in the teeth, but as long as the source of the infection (your teeth are cavities) has not been treated properly, then swelling and pain will occur again and again. The infection can even get worse to cause an abscess (pus-filled bag) on the gums, or worse, the infection will be able to spread to deeper tissues, to the lungs, heart, or to the blood (or called sepsis). This condition can be very dangerous if left without proper therapy. You should immediately check with your dentist so that treatment can be given according to you. The doctor will check whether your teeth can still be patched or not, if it can not be patched, the doctor can recommend the removal of teeth and the installation of dentures or dental implants.
For now, what you are doing is right enough (gargling with salt water to relieve the swelling and pain). You can also try to compress the cheeks on the swollen and painful gums with a cold compress (ice cubes wrapped in a thin towel) to reduce swelling and pain. However, you should still do a dental examination and you should not delay the examination so that the condition of your teeth and gums is not getting worse.
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