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Painful lump under tongue, difficulty eating. Help

Doctor, I was eating just before then my mouth just got a BIG rush of pain, a lump poped up under my tounge, the pain was really sore, i couldnt eat it was too pain full, every time i would open my mouth it would hurt, it has now been 2 and a half hours, i can now open my mouth but now i can feel a lump under my chin , it is only on one side not thy other .... Doctor if you could help me ill be really happy ... x
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Painful lump under the tongue can be either a gingival abscess due to accumulation of bacterial plague and calculus deep inside the gum pockets .
Or it can be a periodontal pocket arrising from the infected tooth .

Visit to the dentist get a checkup done .
Take an x-ray of the invoved tooth, if the tooth is infected go for Root Canal treatment of tooth and drainage of abscess .

Get complete mouth scaling and polishing , drainage of the abscess and root planing of the teeth.

Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily to prevent infection and promote healing .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times daily to give a soothing effect.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The lump developed under the tongue may be due to-
Gingivitis due to poor oral hygiene.
Deep dental caries resulting in abscess formation.
Fractured tooth .
I would suggest you to get a deep scaling done.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Pus if present within the lump has to be drained out.
Infected pulp if present has to be removed.
Take medicines as per prescription.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

The painful lump or swelling you can notice under your chin is nothing but the abscess cavity bulging extra orally and it drains the pus in the oral cavity.

painful lumps may arise from infected tooth or cysts or abscess arising from the jaw bone.

This type of periodontal abscess needs to be drained and compressed in position and then followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesic will subside the symptoms of pain and swelling.

once the abscess is drained the infected tooth can be treated by root canal procedure to devitalise it permanently and save the tooth or of the prognosis is poor the tooth can be extracted.

get an x ray done the affected area and approach a dentist for the treatment.

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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