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Jaw swelling due to wisdom tooth. Dental X-ray done. Surgery prescribed. Cure?

dear sir there is swelling in my mouth left side n i have consulted with three dentist and all told me the reason is wisdom tooth n today a doctor suggested me for ogr x ray n after seeing that xray doctor told me that i have rasoli under my left side teeth no 6,7,8 n suggested me for surgery n told me that may b my left side teeths get damaged . so pls guide me sir
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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The jaw swelling is a symptom of wisdom teeth growing in and it can also happen due to infection of gums which is basically due to either less space for eruption of wisdom tooth or due to wrong angle of growth of wisdom tooth. This swelling of jaw is very painful and patient is unable to open the mouth.It is not always that wisdom teeth causes problems but if they are impacted they can be really dreadful and if ignored they can cause several complications ranging from gum diseases, decay and damage of other teeth. So getting the treatment for wisdom teeth is very important and the treatment is extraction of wisdom teeth.In addition to this, you must be open with your dentist regarding any reservations that you may have about the procedure. You have to discuss the dangers as well as the advantages of doing the procedure. Furthermore, you also have to decide whether you feel that the procedure would be good for you. After the discussion, if you are still not satisfied with all the information that the doctor gave you, it is best to have a second opinion about the matter.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
Rasoli under the teeth suggests of a tumor which can be benign or( malignant) cancerous .
This requires a thorough clinical examination and investigations - x-ray and biopsy should be performed to rule out the type of growth .
Coming to the teeth it can be saved unless they are not involved completely ,if just decay is present , then can be treated by RCT or filling depending on the extent of decay .
See your dentist for the treatment.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend.
thanks for sharing your concern.

impacted third molar (partially or completely erupted) leads to infection called PERI CORONITIS.

as there is inadequate space in the jaw for the tooth to erupt, it takes alternate path way. while sometimes remain embedded or impacted in the jaw.

on viewing the x ray it becomes absolutely clear whether the tooth is placed vertically, horizontally mesially, distally, lingually or angulated.

that is the time when the dentist has to decide how to go about its extraction. so that with minimal bone damage and minimal trauma to tissues. tooth can be surgically removed.

this procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia. after that to prevent any further infection anti biotic and analsegic coverage is given.

i have explained you the complete procedure regarding the extraction of your wisdom tooth.

in my view i would say get the tooth extracted as it is of no value either functionally or esthetically.

you can also go for second opinion if you want

regarding tooth no 6 & 7 think twice before getting it removed, because they are fuctionally and esthetically required.

try to save them by appropriate treatment.

hope i am amply clear to you.

thanks.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hello
Welcome to HCM
I would suggest you to go for proper clinical & radiographic examination of teeth.
Its important to know whether teeth is erupted or impacted,
Swelling indicates there is some abscess formation beneath associated tooth & to rule out whether its tumour, you need to go for biopsy.
You need to get your third molar removed but before that consult your dentist.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello,

thanks for the query.

have you got your wisdom tooth erupted or is it still impacted?

thorough clinical and radiological examination is mandatory for final diagnosis.

if the swelling is associated with impacted tooth,visit your dentist and get the tooth removed.

if there is any overgrowth,surgical management is necessary.

take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

regards

DR.BINDIYA
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello,

thanks for the query.

have you got your wisdom tooth erupted or is it still impacted?

thorough clinical and radiological examination is mandatory for final diagnosis.

if the swelling is associated with impacted tooth,visit your dentist and get the tooth removed.

if there is any overgrowth,surgical management is necessary.

take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

regards

DR.BINDIYA
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome ,
Any tumour like growth or necrotic areas in the jaw is definitly not a good sign. Rasoli is nothing but tumour growth and if this is associated with the teeth it has to removed surgerically. Biopsy of the tissue will confirm whether the growth is bening or malignant that is cancerous.
Bening tumour are excised successfully and if the teeth are not involved they can be saved by root canal procedures, but if the teeth are involved it is better to get them extracted along the tumour mass.
Malignant tumours are higly risky as they may progress to adjacent vital structures ,neck spaces and lymph nodes so i suggest you to approach an Oral Surgeon and get the examination done as soon as possible.
OPG radiograph will help ruling out the extent of tumour and its involvement.
Routine blood profile and blood sugar tests may be needed.
take care and get well soon.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
first of all to make any definitive diagnosis is quite difficult without x-ray report and if this is some cyst type thing than either biopsy or FNAC is mandatory.
but there are some common problems at angle of jaw like:
dentigerous cyst
OKC
ameloblastoma
periapical cyst etc.
so please visit your dentist & go for treatment as soon as possible.
thanks & take care
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
Some of the most common causes of a swollen jaw include traumatic injury, infection, or dental problems. Cysts or tumors may also cause the jaw to swell, depending on their size and location.
Infections and dental issues may sometimes cause a swollen jaw.
Prescription antibiotics are typically needed to clear up the infection and can be prescribed by either a doctor or a dentist. Dental issues such as cavities, abscesses, and broken or otherwise damaged teeth may sometimes cause the jaw to swell.
I hope this is helpful to you.
You can consult me again directly through my profile.
Regards.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
swelling is a result of a wisdom tooth infection.
first step in treating wisdom teeth swelling is to properly diagnose the case and to determine what exactly caused the swelling.
If the tooth has been affected badly by caries, root canal procedure may be an option. If the tooth is beyond salvation, it will need to be extracted.
In case the tooth has not erupted yet but the surrounding tissue is swelling, there is probably a cyst on it.
Impacted wisdom teeth often cause swelling and pain, sometimes infections too.
Non-steroidal medications will decrease inflammation: aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
Cold compress will decrease inflammation
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. A.S.Vimalashree's  Response
i can suggest anything only after seeing the x-ray, but if the lesion is there then surgery is the cure for that.
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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