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Have painful lump appeared on jaw. Any home remedy?

I have tooth on my right lower mouth that a filling fell out of years ago. Its like the 3rd tooth from the back. It just started hurting about a month ago and now i have a large lump that has formed on my jaw just under the tooth. It is very painful! I have no insurance can you tell me what this is and if there are any home remedies to fix the problem
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
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I would like to tell you that you got chronic abscess due to faulty restoration in associated tooth.It means your infection has reached till pulp & has resulted in abscess formation.You need to get an IOPAR done of associated tooth & get it treated.It can not be treated by filling now & requires Root Canal Treatment or Extraction depending on condition of teeth.
Meanwhile you start with Tab Zerodol SP thrice a day along with Tab Amclaid twice a day & a multivitamin once daily for 5 day.
Consult your dentist as soon as possible.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Lump on jaw can be there because of infected tooth. Impingement of some sharp food stuff can also lead to swelling of the jaw and can cause soreness. If it is present at the end of jaw, then it can be because of wisdom tooth eruption. It can also be a canker sore or can be there because of some pathology. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You have to visit your dentist for evaluation and treatment. If it is because of infected tooth, then treatment is required for the infected tooth. If it is there because of impingement of some sharp food stuff, then it will regress on removal of sharp food stuff. Wisdom tooth eruption can lead to swelling of the jaws and gums and can lead to soreness. By the time, you visit your dentist, you can do warm saline rinses for some relief. If it is paining bad, then you can apply orajel over it or can take otc pain medicines.
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