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Jaw pain in lower right side, swollen face, gums. Root canal done. Cure?

Hi there, i am having pain in the lower-right jaw, i only feel the pain where i push and the bottom-right part of my face is a bit swollen. The pain seems to be somehow under the teeth , and the gums are swollen over ~3 teeth in that area (and hard when touched) I went to the dentist 1 week ago to have a root canal on the opposite side of the mouth, and to my knowledge i don t have any problematic teeth on the side it hurts now. Also, when tapping the teeth or eating i feel no pain whatsoever.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would like to inform you that pain with swollen gums is something which is following infection, which either may be from a decayed tooth or infected gums.
If the tooth is not hurting on chewing food or on tapping then it is most probably gum infection,
Thorough cleaning (removal of tartar ) will help resolve the infection.
But in order to confirm the cause, a dentist needs to examine the oral cavity thoroughly, i will advise you to see your dentist soon.
Until then you can perform warm saline rinses( 3- 4 to relief pain and swelling,
use an antibacterial mouth rinse(twice/day),
Do not apply any hot compresses over the swelling.

i hope this answer was useful,
i wish you good health.
take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Rootcanal on the left side is not the cause for the pain on right side. It is because of the infection in the gums which had extended towards the root tip (apical area) . Swelling in the gums can be because of any occulsal trauma or depositon of calculus or infection , it appears to be a periodontal problem . Soo see your dentist as early as possible to rule out the exact cause for the swelling and pain.A course of antibiotics and analgesics may give you relief along with removal of local factor causing pain.
Hope this would help you ,take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
the jaw pain may be due to any impacted teeth or gum infection progressed into periodontitis in that area.
visit your dentist at the earliest to get the check-up.

get scaling for your teeth.
if there is impacted teeth,get it removed...
an x-ray will help to find out the cause.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
as you said that there is infection in bottom right of face & there is no problem in teeth just swelling of gums that too hard in consistency first of all we may suspect submandibular lymph node enlargement. Cause may be some acute infection, so a course of antibiotic will relive this.
as far as swelling of gums related usually gums swelling is soft in consistency not hard. So i will advise you to visit your dentist as soon as possible for a clinical checkup because further comments can be added only after clinical examination.
thanks & take care
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
your complain is on the right side of jaw and it is no way related to the root canal done on left side. you have got swelling of gums involving 3 teeth with no pain shows infection of periodontium that is gums and underlying bone . A xay examination of right side teeth will show exact picture of the teeth involved, periodontium and amount of bone loss. Accordingly your dentist will decide the further treatment plan. a 3day course of antibiotic and analgesic with serratiopeptidase enzyme will subside the swelling. i hope that helps,take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
After Root Canal Treatment (RCT) it is normal to have pain in the tooth especially if the tooth is infected before. It may take upto a week to settle down. The pain is because of instrumentation done during the root canal treatment which evokes the foreign body reaction. This is perfectly normal and in the meantime avoid eating from that side and donto irritate the tooth further. Try to maintain good oral hygiene with gentle brushing on that side and wait for another 2-3 days. Keep taking meds regularly as prescribed by your dentist and if even after week you donot become comfortable or the pain starts decreasing, then you have to visit your dentist.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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