In fact, facial swelling due to tooth infection and facial abscesses with a dental background is caused by infection or inflammation of the teeth.
Swelling and inflammation that occurs after a tooth extraction is a natural reaction of the body. Inflammation and swelling are good signs that the natural progression of root canal healing is progressing. The amount of inflammation and the duration of inflammation caused by tooth extraction varies from person to person. The amount of swelling that occurs after a tooth extraction is directly related to the amount of damage that is done to the surrounding tissues in dental surgery. If the gums and surrounding tissues become sore and severely damaged, the swelling of the tissues will increase after the tooth is extracted.
Swelling is a common problem in wisdom tooth extraction or tooth extraction surgery. In open or closed tooth extraction, the amount of swelling is significantly lower. Common causes of hyperinflation include soft tissue damage, bone damage, dislocation of the joints, and inflammation from bone fractures. The swelling usually peaks two days after tooth extraction. After the tooth is extracted, the dentist will give you tips on how to reduce the swelling.
After endodontic treatment in a healthy person, facial swelling caused by a dental infection sometimes resolves spontaneously over time. This is because the immune system of a healthy person can naturally remove infectious and inflammatory agents from the body environment and gradually reduce swelling. In some cases, the same reaction of the immune system can itself cause swelling of the face due to a tooth infection (fly-up), in which case the immune system itself is naturally able to eliminate the swelling.
When a tooth is due to swelling of the face due to a tooth infection or swelling inside the mouth, there are two treatments for these cases.
Root canal treatment and tooth preservation if possible.
Swelling of the face due to tooth infections that spread quickly can be dangerous. Swellings that are accompanied by fever and lethargy, involve the corner of the eye in such a way that it closes the eye or moves the tongue in the lower jaw and spreads under the throat, and impairs breathing, causing the patient to be hospitalized urgently. They are because they threaten the life of the patient. These cases are rarely seen, especially in recent years due to the increasing level of public health.
If your teeth hurt and your gums, face, or jaw and cheeks are swollen, your teeth are infected. Tooth decay, gum problems, or broken teeth are common causes of toothache and are the source of most dental infections.
In fact, swelling of the gums, face or jaw, and cheeks in your face, which causes inflammation, can be caused by your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, when you have a severe infection of the gums and teeth, your body’s natural reaction is to become inflamed.
Most often, facial swelling is due to a dental abscess. An abscess is a basic infection of the tooth. An abscess can be an infection that accumulates under a specific area and if left untreated, the swelling will continue and may even affect other parts of your mouth.
Prevention of facial swelling due to tooth infection:
Oral hygiene helps prevent infections and abscesses. Regular visits to the dentist and preventive treatments will help treat initial caries and prevent the infection from spreading to the bone, abscesses, and swelling.