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Swelling on face with scar tissue, having gingivitis and cavities on same side. Are they related?

I have a little swelling on my right side of my face just below the ear behind jaw bone. I was told by my doctor it was either scar tissue or a sis.I asked her can it be biopsy she said its much to small its right under the skin. It doesn t hurt,had it for six months. I recently went to the dentists and was told I have gengivitis and seven cavities and that my wisdom tooth needs to be pulled out which is on same side as the swelling could this have anything to do with my problem?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

The swelling may be due to impacted wisdom teeth/deep dental caries at the effected area.
an x-ray will help to evaluate The cause of swelling.
The pus has to be drained thro'access opening and curettage.
Impacted teeth has to be removed as soon as possible.
Always maintain good oral hygiene.
Get your teeth cleaned.
take antibiotics to relieve infection as per dentist's prescription.
Hope this helps.

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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

As your swelling is painless it can be associated with this.

any swelling originating due to tooth infection will be painful and will grow bigger in size due to pus accumulation.

therefore do not worry.
visit your dentist and get suitable treatment done for your decayed tooth.any ignorance or delay might affect other teeth too.

regarding wisdom tooth extraction,if there is insufficient space in the jaw then it should be surgically removed.

this can be confirmed after taking an x ray.

hope it helps.

take care,
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi taquisha

one of the reason of facial swelling is of dental reaso
if you have an infected tooth then it should be treated.

gingivitis is an inflamation of gums which occurs due to poor oral hygiene,plaque accumulation,
for this maintain good oral hygiene,brush your teeth twice a day,floss after every meal and use chlorohexidine mouthwash

get your cavities filled by a dentist

3rd molar most of the times are impacted or partially erupted,which irritates a lot
so if it is infected,partially erupted or malpositioned then it should be extracted
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling on the right side of face can be due to tooth infection spreading to the periapical tissue leading to formation of periodontal abscess.

Get complete clinical evaluation done, take an OPG x-ray
Swelling of the gums indicates inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis, go for complete mouth scaling and polishing.

Get x-ray of the teeth done and go for restortion of the carious tooth.
Wisdom tooth does not have much role in mastication and occlusion, and as the area is difficult to clean often invites bacterial infection leading to inflammation and swelling so itsbetter to get it extracted.

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic, use lukewarm saline gargles, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles like chlorhexidine or betadine twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Rishabh Kumar Rana's  Response
Is the swelling growing in size??? as you have mentioned it has remained of the same size and is painless for last six month , i don't think it has got anything to do with the dental condtn...
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

If it is from the the tooth, it should be starting from or maximum intensity be over that area / and show signs of inflammation...
The description is behind - less likely to be related...

It may from the ear or scalp...

The only sure way to diagnose a swelling is biopsy

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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