Of course, the first step is to immediately see a dentist. Swelling from a tooth in the mouth and on the face usually occurs due to a tooth infection. Swelling can also occur due to infections of other anatomical structures (such as salivary glands) and a dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will diagnose and provide an appropriate treatment plan. It is not wise to try to solve these situations on your own. In this text, we will focus on swelling caused by a tooth infection. They occur when bacteria from the tooth spread to the bone and then to the soft tissue, causing swelling (in the mouth or on the face). Initially, the tooth is very painful, even to the touch of the tongue. When the swelling occurs, the toothache somewhat subsides. The resulting swelling can remain localized to the area where it originated, and if left untreated or in cases of weak immunity, the swelling can spread to surrounding areas. It is very dangerous if the infection spreads to the throat and chest or into the skull. In the fight against microorganisms, the body’s defense and immunity play an exceptional role. Antibiotics are necessarily prescribed depending on the overall clinical picture. The causative tooth is often extracted, except in cases where it is possible to quickly control the infection and heal the tooth. Tissue drainage, also known as incision, is necessary to eliminate pus when conditions permit.

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