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1. Swelling Pressure Under a Tooth
Swelling pressure under your tooth usually is a result from infection in the bone originating from your tooth.
· The most common reason is a Large Cavity which has spread into the tooth nerve.
· Swelling may also be a result of Traumatic Injury which resulted in death of the tooth nerve & subsequent decomposition (rotting tissue). This rotting tissue dissolves into the jaw bone and subsequently an infection forms.
· Failing Root Canal Therapy or Root Fracture: It should be noted that the success rate for root canal therapy is 93-95%. Another way to interpret these numbers is to realize that a bit more than 1 in 20 root canal treated teeth will result in failure. This 5% failure rate is largely due to the fact that clinically undetectable and expanding vertical root cracks can be present.
You should also consider reviewing:
- Tooth Ache
- Common Mouth Sores
· Dull, throbbing, intense pain
· Continuous pain
· The Tooth may be Loose
· Lingering pain with thermal changes (esp. cold)
· Percussion sensitivity (tap your finger nail on each tooth)
· Slight elevation of the tooth out of the socket
· Pus drainage around the tooth
· Grey colored tooth with a history of trauma
· Intra-oral or extra-oral “pimple-like” draining pump or sore.
· Possible swollen Lymph nodes
· Possible low-grade fever
· Warm packs appropriate only if infection is already close to skin and skin drainage is likely.
· Call our office as soon as you can for an appointment. If the infection is from the tooth you will likely need a Root Canal therapy or an Extraction.
Swelling Pressure under Your Tooth which usually originates from your tooth is difficult to differentiate from swelling which originates from Gum tissue Infections - Periodontal Disease. Please review the following section.
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