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Swelling in the roof of mouth, pain while swallowing, pain and swelling under the jaw. Reason?

The left side of the roof of my mout is swollen from the front back to my throat and hurts. It hurts to swallow . There is some pain and swelling under my jaw on the left side (where I believe there are supposed to be some glands of some sort?). The right side is perfectly normal all around, no pain, no discomfort. i m not sure what this could be or what could cause it?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Welcome to healthcare magic forum.

Swelling in the roof of mouth may be due to-deep dental caries or periodontal infection of upper anterior teeth on left side,which has progressed into periapical area causing spread of infection into sinuses as well as tissue spaces.

I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical evaluation by a dentist.

Pus within the swelling has to be drained completely and curetted.

Tooth has to be root canal treated if necessary.

If your oral hygiene is poor,get a deep scaling done.

Usually in such cases,doxycycline along with analgesics has to be administered.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Discontinue use of appliances or dentures causing infection or get them replaced.

Hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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