What can be done for cognitive decline along with raised and swollen gum over the wisdom tooth?

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Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 in Dental Health
Question: Hi

Woke up today feeling relatively normal but i noticed my nose has been very congested and full of mucus. I've had to blow my nose about 20-30 times today. About 1pm today my mouth started to get sore and painful at the back of my right hand wisdom tooth. It gradually got more painful over the last few hours and its now 7pm.

The gum over the wisdom tooth is raised up and swollen. I can feel the gum catching on my lower teeth when biting down.

I have a dull ache over the full right hand side of my face protruding up to the top of my head.

Noticed some cognitive decline today, e.g was searching for my tobacco pouch for 10 minutes while i had already got it out 10 minutes before right in front of me. But i had a pretty stressful day yesterday so that could just be the after effects of that.

Fairly large previous cardiac history attached to the uploaded documents.

Checked it this morning and it was 36.1c. Checked it again at 3pm today and it was 36.8c. Checked it again now 7.30pm and its now up to 37.5c
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems due to wisdom tooth eruption, nothing to be worried, follow measures

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

There is nothing to be worried about. As far as gums over wisdom tooth is swollen, slight raise in body temperature and dull ache of that side of face is concerned this can be due to wisdom tooth eruption that is said to be Pericoronitis, Pericoronal Abscess or impacted wisdom tooth.

For this i will suggest you to consult Oral surgeon for clinical examination and Intraoral periapical radiograph of that region to confirm the diagnosis.

In the meantime, I will suggest you few measures that will give you relief:
- Do warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day
- Maintain good oral hygiene and Do Betadine gargles
- For swelling and Pain you can take Medicine like Tablet Diclomol SP or Zerodol SP by consulting with local doctor

Hope this will help you. If you have further query feel free to ask, I will be happy to help.

Regards,
Dr. Priyanka Tiwari
Dentist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 46 minutes later
Thank you doctor! You have been a great help.

Do you think the risk of brain infection/abscess or other complications are likely from this?

Just tried eating a sandwich on the other side of my mouth and noticed swallowing is a little difficult. What do you think is causing this? I can swallow but its not as easy as normal.

Also the blood results are not recent they are from several weeks ago.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

There is no risk of brain infection and abscess or any other complication in this. Swallowing is slightly difficult for you as the region of wisdom tooth is close to the throat.

For blood results also there is nothing to be worried, you can get a new one later on. First consult an oral surgeon for clinical examination and follow the advised measures for relief.

Hope this will help you.

Regards,
Dr. Priyanka Tiwari
Dentist
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