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Got cavities filled. Getting pain in jaw and hurts to swallow. What's wrong?

I got cavities filled on Friday today is now Wednesday. On the right side of my mouth it hurts to swallow , and my jaw hurts if I open it wide, and I have my wisdom tooth coming in on the bottom right side and the gums around and on top of it are swollen. The pain is so severe it wakes me up in the middle of the night. What is wrong?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.
the type of history you are presenting here directly indicate to your wisdom tooth infection known as pericoronitis.
In this situation pain may refer to ear, neck & head.
immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS.
Than visit to your dentist for check iopa x-ray and treatment plan according to that.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Akash Prasad's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM!
As explained by you, if you have partially erupted wisdom tooth in the right lower jaw and the gums over it is inflammed, this is probably the main reason for your pain. Visit your dentist who will examine the condition, take x-ray and explain if there is need for extraction of the wisdom tooth or a procedure called operculectomy.
The second reason for the pain may be because of the filled teeth, as the cavities might be too close to the pulp causing inflammation or infection of the pulp.
Do visit your dentist in any case.
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Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
acc. to your symptoms you are presenting here this problem may be pericoronitis, usually wisdom tooth get impacted & cause problems.
so i will advise you to visit your dentist for further clinical examination.
in the mean time start up with warm saline rinses, betadine rinses.
a course of antibiotics including amoxycilline & metrogyl along with painkiller.
you will get relief, as far as cavity filling is considered, there may be no role of these but still go for an investigation for some high points or any deep cavity. they may also cause such symptoms.
thanks & take care

Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
HI,

Thanks for asking the query,

As per your symptoms pain can be because of wisdom tooth , which can be tilted in position or impacted in the jaw , this areas are very difficult to clean causes food accumulation leading to inflammation and swelling of overlying gums known as pericoronitis .

Visit to the dentist and get complete clinical evaluation done .
Get an OPG done which will show the correct position of the tooth .

Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Use saline water garglees 3-4 times a day .
Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash solution gargles twice daily .

You can take tab odoxil 500 mg & tab zerodol three times a day for three days .

Another reason of pain can be because of the filled tooth , there can be high points in the filling or the cavity can be deep leading to inflammation of the pulpal tissue .
get an x-ray done of the respective tooth ..

Hope this helps out .

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Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,

If your filled teeth show pain they need to be treated again by taking an x ray but since you have mentioned pain on the right side of the jaw , i would say wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption leads to pain and discomfort due to its position in the jaw.

wisdom tooth are mostly tilted in position and impacted in the jaw bone which leads to pain.

The area is difficult to clean so it often invites bacterial infection leading to redness , inflammation and swelling of the overlying gums known as pericoronitis.

i would suggest you to visit a dentist and get an OPG radiograph done , which will show the position of the wisdom tooth in relation to the jaw bone and the adjacent teeth.

Accordingly the tooth can be removed surgically if it is impacted, or if it is straight and capable of erupting , the overlying gums can be treated to help in eruption.

mean time maintain good oral hygiene , use lukewarm saline or chlorhexidine mouth wash for rinsing the mouth and analgesics can be used for relieving pain.

take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that, partially erupted wisdom tooth in the right lower jaw and the gums over it is inflamed, this is the main cause for your pain. for this i would suggest you to Visit your dentist.

who will take x-ray and explain if there is requirement for extraction of the wisdom tooth.,or your problem can be solved by simple excision of gum flap through operculectomy.

The other reason for the pain may be because of the filled teeth, as the infection might have traveled and reached the pulpal tissue. further causing inflammation or infection of the pulp and hence pain.

hope it helps.

thanks.

Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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