Swollen Gums To Fever And Back Pain?
Hello. Last year, my wisdom teeth grew, and they became swollen – + 2 weeks and the effect was feverish. It’s hard to eat because it’s hard to open your mouth and hard to chew.rnNow it’s back again. Even though there are no teeth growing. But it’s swollen again, until it’s hot and the back of the head near the ear hurts really bad. Guess why?rnAnd what should I do?
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Wisdom teeth will generally erupt at the age range of 17 to 25 years. This wisdom tooth eruption often triggers complaints, ranging from pain, swollen gums, jaw stiffness, excess saliva production, to fever, and so on.
In addition to the eruption of wisdom teeth, there are also several other conditions that can cause almost the same complaints, even causing pain to the head and ears. Some of these possible causes are:
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), for example due to cavities, tartar
Hormonal changes (in women, for example during pregnancy)
Oral irritation, for example due to improper use of mouthwash or dentures
Infections of the oral cavity, for example due to fungi, viruses
Immune system disorders, for example due to malnutrition, diabetes, HIV/AIDS
Referred pain, for example due to tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat), migraine, dislocation (shift) of the jaw joint, otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and so on
Have you felt the complaint long enough? Is it so bothersome that it causes difficulty speaking, chewing, or swallowing food?
If the complaint has been going on for more than 3 days and it really bothers you, you should immediately go to the dentist for a checkup. Treatment can later be done through medication, or also certain medical actions, such as cleaning tartar, fillings or fillings, and so on. . It is also possible, if the complaint is suspected to be from referred pain originating from another organ, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist.
In the meantime, you should reduce your consumption of foods that are too hard in texture. Drink lots of warm water and eat foods that are cold and soft in consistency. Brush your teeth regularly and then rinse your mouth with salt water to relieve swollen gums. Get plenty of rest, and if necessary, you can take paracetamol to reduce fever, pain in your teeth, gums, head, and ears.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah