The Cheeks Are Swollen From Being Applied To The Ice?

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hello, nI was having a toothache and it was very painful then I compressed it with ice cubes at first the pain was gone but on the second day I did the compress the pain was gone but my cheeks became swollen and under my chin to be precise where the tooth hurt when pressed cause pain whether it is the result of applying ice or how to ask for his help. nThank you doctor

1 Answer:

Hi waamalia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Compressing the area around the sore tooth using ice cubes or warm water is actually useful for relieving inflammation that often triggers pain. When this inflammation has subsided, the pain will get better by itself. This can help you feel more comfortable, although it doesn't necessarily cure the cause of the pain.


The swelling of the cheeks to the lower jaw that you experience may not be the result of the compression process. This swelling is more likely due to the course of the disease that previously triggered pain in your teeth. Some of the conditions that often cause teeth and gums to feel painful to the point of swelling include:

Caries (cavities)
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
Tooth abscess (pus-filled sac in the tooth)
Sialadenitis (inflammation of the salivary glands)
Wisdom tooth eruption
Irritation, for example due to improper fitting of dentures or braces
Skorbut (vitamin C deficiency)
Oral cavity infections, for example due to fungi or viruses
Tartar, and so on

You should visit the dentist directly at the nearest health facility. The doctor can provide treatment later depending on the cause of your complaint. Chances are, in the early stages, the doctor will give several types of drugs first to reduce the symptoms of inflammation that appear. Furthermore, if there is a cavity in the tooth, the doctor can also direct you to undergo filling or extraction of the cavity.


Currently, you can first take paracetamol to minimize pain in your teeth. First reduce the consumption of foods that are too hard on the side of the tooth that is sore. Be more diligent in brushing your teeth and then rinsing your mouth with salt water so that your oral hygiene is always maintained.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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