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Have toothache and swollen spot in mouth. No medication till now. What is the remedy?

I had a toothache and the next day the roof of my mouth had a swollen spot. It's not a hard spot. It hurts when I eat I have barely ate anything in 3 days now its hurts to drinks anything. The spot is getting bigger and it hard to talk now. How can I get rid of it before I go to the dentist in 3 days. That was the earliest they could get me in. I have tried whisky on the infected tooth and salt water but the spot keeps getting bigger.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Tooth ache indicates bacterial decay or infection in the tooth that involves the exposed tooth nerve tissues .
such infected tooth needs to be treated by a root canal procedure so please consider getting the treatment done by consulting a dentist.
Formation of lump on the roof of the mouth indicates the abscess draining in the surrounding area.
you may need an OPG radiographic examination done for your teeth to confirm the spread of infection or to rule out the exact cause of the pain and swelling.
i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and pain.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,


Tooth ache indicates bacterial decay or infection in the tooth that involves the exposed tooth nerve tissues .


According to your history i can suspect the infection in the tooth has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues.


This type of periodontal abscess drains in the oral cavity and may lead to nausea and vomiting.

once the abscess is drained the infected tooth needs to be explored again for root canal procedure.


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

you may need an OPG radiographic examination done for your teeth to confirm the spread of infection or to rule out the exact cause of the pain and swelling.

i hope this helps ,

take care.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have developed an abscess in the roof of your mouth or your palate.

This could be due to an infected tooth which is draining there as you have mentioned in your history about toothache.

It is nice that you have started warm saline rinse.this will localize the infection so that later it can be drained and further treated through root canal treatment.

For your pain, you can take pain killers,it is best to consult your dentist on phone and get started with antibiotics for immediate help,before going for actual procedures

Hope it helps.

meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene.

Take care.

Thanks.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling on the palate is due to the infected tooth which is draining its abscess in the palatal tissues.
Drainage of the abscess is required followed by course of antibiotics and analgesics.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist get the clinical examination done take an x-ray of the tooth , root canal treatment is needed in the infected tooth.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Regards.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Hello Dear
As per information provided it seems as if you have infection in one of the tooth and this infection and this infection has advanced to the palate.So i think it is high time to see a dentist. If possible apply OTC available anaesthetic gel over it and do warm saline rinses four times a day.Take OTC available painkillers to relieve your pain.

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Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Since you had toothache,the swollen spot may be developed from-
Decayed tooth progressed into abscess.
Periodontal infection progressed into supporting structures.
I would suggest you to get thorough clinical as well as x-ray examination of the area.
The pus within the spot has to be drained and curtted.
Root canal treatment has to be done if required.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Thorough scaling has to be done.
Take complete course of antibiotics after consulting with your dentist.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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