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Suggest treatment for swollen face, lump on forehead and infection in mouth

Hi.. I am a 51 year old woman. I have bad teeth due to genetics, I think, because I've always taken good care and have always had cavities, etc. So about two year ago, I have all of my upper teeth pulled and got dentures, which I love. However, I was advised to keep as many of my bottom teeth as possible, as dentures are much harder to stay put on bottom. Here is my problem. Pretty much right after I had my uppers pulled, then my two back molars one on each side broke off at the gum line. They don't hurt, but I know they are infected because when I brush my teeth, and I do this sucking motion, I spit out yellow reddish "pus". This is coming from both sides. Now I have been getting this swelling on my face and body which looks and feels like hives. However, its been off and on and the swelling moves around. This week, I woke up with a lump on my forehead about the size of a half-dollar coin. Next day, that went down and then my right eye was almost completely swollen shut and eye lid lump, along with elongated quarter size soft but raised lump on jaw- line. These lumps itch at first. I have no pain. Also, I've been getting swelllings elsewhere, like on my stomach that itch and look like hives. Do you think this is caused by my teeth or something else? Please advise. Thank you.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015
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Hi..
Can understand your concern..

As per your complain in case if you have broken molars at the gum line and you have noticed discharge from them it clearly indicate that you have infection below the root tips of the teeth leading to pus formation and as the pus is getting an escape way to discharge there is no pain..

Swelling over the jaw in the region of the infected teeth can be due to accumulation of pus into the soft tissues.
For relief from this you can get the root pieces extracted followed by a lower partial denture..

The other parts of body in which you are getting swellings and lumps is not associated with the teeth and you need to consult a physician to get evaluated for the cause of swellings and get treated according to the diagnosis..

Hope this information helps..

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Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..
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Suggest treatment for swollen face, lump on forehead and infection in mouth

Hi.. Can understand your concern.. As per your complain in case if you have broken molars at the gum line and you have noticed discharge from them it clearly indicate that you have infection below the root tips of the teeth leading to pus formation and as the pus is getting an escape way to discharge there is no pain.. Swelling over the jaw in the region of the infected teeth can be due to accumulation of pus into the soft tissues. For relief from this you can get the root pieces extracted followed by a lower partial denture.. The other parts of body in which you are getting swellings and lumps is not associated with the teeth and you need to consult a physician to get evaluated for the cause of swellings and get treated according to the diagnosis.. Hope this information helps.. If you find the answer helpful please write a positive review and click on find this answer helpful as a token of appreciation.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..