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Swollen jaw, cheek and gum line, nauseated, tiredness, fever, numbness. Help?

The left side if my jaw is slightly swollen and very painful. Now I have an ulcer that has developed along my gum line, but on my cheek all the way at the back. I feel nauseus and extremely tired. What could be the causes? I had a low-grade fever.(99.3) The pain is constant. Feels kind of like when your leg/arm falls "asleep". It hurts, but almost feels numb. Never stops.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for aksing the query,

Jaw and cheek swelling can be due to ulcerations, can be a symptom of underlying dental issue that is causing infection and abscess formation in the mouth, growth such as tumors and cheek can also cause cheek and jaw swelling.
I would suggest you to consult to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get a checkup done, take an OPG radiograph which will give the exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
Apply Dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area.
Go for symptomatic treatment of lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Take tab paracetomol twice daily for pain relief.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs.

Hope this answers your query,

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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcare magic forum,
Your left side of gums are swollen due to-
Dental caries.
Periodontal infection.
Traumatic injury.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical evaluation by a dentist.
Scaling and root planning is adviced.
UlCER if contains pus, has to be drained out and curetted.
ROOt canal treatment can BE done if required.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics after consulting with your dentist.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

All your symptoms posted here,shows clear cut signs of infection and developed abscess there.

The numbness is due to pressure caused on the nerves,due to swelling or its involvement.

Please seek your dentist help as soon as possible.

Any developed abscess has to be well treated by drainage and suitable antibiotic and analgesics.

Also the concerned tooth has to be well treated by root canal treatment.

For the ulcer you can apply dologel locally.

Meanwhile use antiseptic mouth rinses.also do warm saline rinses.

maintain very good oral hygiene.

Hope it helps.

Take care.

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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Swelling in the jaws , tenderness and ulceration indicates formation of abscess may be arising from underlying dental infection.

Periodontal abscess arising from dental infection leads to due ain ,swelling and fever.

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.

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

For ulcers ,
Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi there
thanks for asking your query

swollen jaw along with pain shows some underline pathology
there may be some tooth infection,inflamation,periodontal issue,any trauma or local irritation

get an xray done to diagnose the main cause
if there is tooth infection then do for filling/root canal depending upon the severity of infection
get scaling and polishing done
along with maintain good oral gygiene
brush twice a day
floss regularly
gargle with saline water as it will soothe the swollen jaw
consult a dentist for further evaluation
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