Treatment Of Toothache And Swollen Gums?
I’m 18 years oldrnSince I was little I have had swollen gums, even now I still experience it often.rnFrom the past almost every year my teeth hurt or my gums swelled, and all four of my molars were hollow. I almost find it difficult to chew hard food and I am very sensitive when eating hot/cold food..rnnah right now I am feeling gum pain on the lower right, if you look at it as if my gums want to cover my molars.r Do you think this disease can be cured so that every year/month I don’t have tooth/gum pain anymore.rnThank you
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Toothache and swollen gums can be caused by the same factors, namely problems with the teeth and mouth, for example cavities, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth), tartar, oral cavity infections (eg due to fungi, viruses, etc.) ), etc.
If you see from the complaints you convey, that there are many cavities in your teeth, this is probably what triggered your complaints. Cavities in the teeth can be the focus of infection whose inflammation can spread to other areas around the teeth, including the gums, soft tissues, jaw, and so on. The spread of inflammation in the gums is likely to cause your gums to swell to the point of covering your molars. A hole in a tooth deep enough, for example to reach the pulp, can trigger persistent pain that worsens when you eat food that is too hot or too cold.
The main factor that can trigger your complaints is poor oral hygiene. This can be caused by the habit of rarely brushing teeth, eating before bed, using dentures or braces that are not properly cared for, smoking, and so on. It could also be that the swelling of your gums is exacerbated by other factors, such as vitamin C deficiency, immune system deficits (eg due to HIV/AIDS or diabetes), malnutrition, drug side effects, blood cancer, and so on.
We suggest that you check with your dentist directly. In addition to a physical evaluation, the doctor may also suggest that you undergo a blood test or a panoramic x-ray of your teeth before determining the best treatment for your complaint. Further treatment can be done by administering medication, filling or extracting cavities, cleaning tartar, and other dental treatments.
In the meantime, you can take the following steps first:
Brush your teeth regularly 3 times a day, in the morning, afternoon, and at night before going to bed Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to minimize inflammation of the gums Gargle with salt water after brushing Your teeth Not getting used to eating before going to bed Don't poke your teeth, for example to clean leftovers food. If the pain is very severe, take paracetamol first. Eat more foods that contain vitamin C, for example guava, longan, orange, lemon, strawberry, sprouts. Hope this helps..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah