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Have fever, coloration in gums. Took out a tooth earlier. What could it be?

My mum had a tooth out a month ago and the gum heeled nicely, yesterday she woke up feeling really unwell and has fever like symptoms, hot and cold, generally not feelings herself, then under her jaw she started to swell, we first thought it wash glandular fever but then noticed her yer gums where had a tooth pulled had turn a black purple colour?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,

I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done take an x-ray of the region.Take lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day.Take antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics. Wish you a speedy recovery.Consult your physician if needed.

Regards
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
The purple colour at the site of extraction may be due to-
Root/tooth pieces remaining within the socket.
Dry socket developed due to improper oral hygiene maintenance.
Bony protrusions also can cause this.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical examination by your dentist.
An x-ray will help to find out the underlying cAuse.
Remaining tooth portion has to be removed,if present.
Meanwhile,warm saline and betadine gargle may relieve pain temporarily.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

There can be a chance of some broken root piece left in the socket which is causing infection and swelling.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done take an x-ray of the region.
Take lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day to give soothing effect.
Take antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take a course of antibiotics and anslgesics.
You can take tab paracetomol twice for fever.
Apply ice packs externally over the swelling.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

According to your history i suspect your mother has developed gingival infection may be due to remnants of the tooth left unextracted which leads to infection and formation of abscess.

exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking radiographs.


you need to get an x ray done for the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

once the abscess is drained the infected tooth remnants if any can be extracted surgically or the gums can be treated by thorough currettage.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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