its started a few days ago with just my tooth it was making it hard to eat and drink then the next morning it was all swollen and sore. the only thing ive done about it is ice the area and take nurfen ofr the pain.
You may have periodontia, an infection of the gum(s). An oral dental surgeon could likely verify exactly what's going on with your gum and teeth. In the old days the infected gums were surgically removed and what was left was stitched together, followed by three or four weeks of recovery. First week is the worst, but you will likely be given a script for the pain. Also, your diet will be nothing but soft food during your recovery period - soups, oatmeal, milk, etc. I don't know this for certain, but I believe, depending on how bad the infection is, that antibiotics are sometimes used as the cure. Left untreated, your infection will begin to spread and put you in jeopardy of more pain and possibly losing some of your teeth. Whatever you have, you need to seek medical help asap.
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