118-What is a Jaw Infection and what does it feel like

What is a Jaw Infection and what does it feel like?
If you have noticed some swelling in your jaw, your face, or around your lymph nodes, you might have a jaw infection. You might also be dealing with some pain from the swelling. You also could have an abscess at the root of a tooth filled with pus due to an infected tooth.
Your dentist will examine and treat issues that affect your jaw, as well as your neck and face. Your dentist will examine your situation combining several disciplines so that the best possible treatment can be used for a successful solution.
Some Common Symptoms of Jaw Infections
Signs of a jaw infection or an abscess can include the following:
* A constant pain or discomfort in your mouth or jaw.
* A visible redness or swelling.
* The visible drainage of pus from the immediate area.
You should schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately if you think you could have an abscess. Your dentist will drain the infection from the abscess and will include an antibiotic. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, it might benefit from a root canal performed or being extracted to prevent the infection from spreading into your jaw.
More indicators of a tooth abscess:
* A consistent, throbbing toothache that can radiate to your jawbone, neck, or an ear.
* You have developed a discomfort with the pressures of biting and chewing.
* An increased sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures.
* Swelling or inflammation in your cheek or face.
* Your lymph nodes have become tender and swollen.
* A fever.
* You are experiencing some difficulty with breathing or swallowing.
These risk factors will increase the risk of a tooth abscess:
* Poor personal dental hygiene – By not exercising simple preventative oral hygiene at home, such as not brushing your teeth twice a day and not flossing, will immediately increase your risk of tooth decay, a stage of gum disease, a tooth abscess and even a radiating jaw infection.
* A diet that contains too much sugar- Eating or drinking foods and beverages with a high concentration of sugar will quickly contribute to the development of cavities and infections.
* Dry mouth – Experiencing a dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay and infections. Dry mouth is a common side effect of some medications and even the normal aging process.
Jaw-related Circumstances That Should be Treated
* Jaw trauma can be the result of an unexpected accident or an injury. Your dentist appreciates the significance of your facial appearance, including the impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem, and will create a plan to restore proper functionality as well as your cosmetic appearance.
* A jaw deformity can be corrected and improved using either orthodontic or surgical techniques. Understanding the contribution of your jaw to your overall appearance, your dentist will collaborate with a specialist if necessary, including a facial plastic surgeon or an otolaryngologist, to restore your jaw to its normal appearance and function.
* Jawbone infections and dental abscesses are too often the result of neglecting dental cavities. Bacteria continues to form and causes an infection to increase. If left untreated, the infection can progress into your jawbone and cause even more health issues.
Schedule an appointment to see your dentist promptly if you have any signs or symptoms of a jaw infection.