The Gums Are Swollen Right At The Cavities?
At first, my teeth were sensitive when bitten or pressed by a hard object, then I went to the doctor and instead immediately got a permanent filling. for almost a month my teeth didn’t hurt but still felt sensitive, finally my teeth hurt again + swollen cheeks. I went to the clinic and the doctor there broke my tooth filling (he said I needed nerve / root treatment because the bacteria had reached there), then I was given antibiotics and pain medication. three days after that the swelling in my cheeks decreased but the gums right where my holes were teeth became swollen until now (day 3 after removing the patch). the swelling extends to the side, it is very annoying and sometimes so painful that it makes my head hurt too. What’s wrong with my teeth?
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Infection of the teeth can affect the gums, roots of teeth, and the bones that support the teeth. This infection generally occurs due to the entry of bacteria in cavities. Common signs and symptoms that occur are pain and swelling in the area involved, a buildup of pus in the area (if it is in an advanced stage), headache, and may also be accompanied by fever. An infection that has spread to the roots of the teeth or the supporting bones of the teeth can cause teeth to fall out prematurely. Besides that, infection of the teeth cannot be underestimated because it has the potential to spread to other organs in the body, not infrequently even to vital organs such as the heart, which of course can be fatal.
The steps you take by checking back are correct. The filling that is removed again may be the doctor's step to be able to clean the infection inside the tooth until it is clean. We recommend that you take the antibiotic treatment completely, considering that you have only taken it for three days (if the therapy program has not been completed). Because maybe you still feel the symptoms of pain and swelling because the therapy has not been completed. When you have finished antibiotic treatment and symptoms are still being felt, you should control it to the doctor who checks you for evaluation and if necessary, culture tests and antibiotic resistance are done.
As for what you should do to maintain healthy teeth and mouth are:
Brush your teeth after eating and before bed. Also use dental floss to clean between teeth Consume 2 liters of water per day Limit consumption of sweet foods Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption Control dental health every 6 months to the dentist
That's all the explanation from me. May be useful