The Lower Tongue Swells After Pulling Teeth?
Good morning, I aulia 23 years ago I want to ask yesterday after pulling the bottom front teeth why under my tongue so swollen huh? Is it because there are too many injections of the anesthetic? How can it be deflated? Thank you
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Tooth extraction is an interventional medical procedure with all its implications. In the tooth extraction procedure, there will be a procedure for tooth extraction, extraction, and treatment of tooth extraction wounds. Thus, with this action, accompanying complaints that arise after tooth extraction can be in the form of:
5. tear wound to the gum
All the risk of complications that occur is a form of inflammation of the tooth tissue extraction area that follows, and this complaint can last about 5-7 days, depending on the patient's clinical condition.
Therefore, after extracting a tooth, the dentist will provide guidance or education to the patient regarding wound care, swelling, or infection prevention. Medications and treatments are also provided by the dentist, which helps reduce the risk of bleeding and infection after the procedure.
In connection with your question, swelling in the lower area of the tongue near the gums and extracted teeth may be caused by inflammation due to tooth extraction. An injection of anesthetic that is injected into the gum area may also leave swelling in the injection area. So, in general, all of this is an inflammatory response that causes swelling and it can recover within 2-4 days after tooth extraction.
Treatment that you can try is to consume drugs that have been given by dentists and use mouthwash to help treat wounds on the tooth socket.
However, if this complaint is increasingly bothering you until 5 or 7 days after tooth extraction or greater swelling during this recovery period, you should consult your dentist again to examine and evaluate the condition of your teeth. Thus, the doctor can determine the cause of the swelling, either due to inflammation, infection or pus formation.
So that treatment can be provided according to your condition.
That's the info we can say.