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I have a tooth infection. My mouth and around my face is all

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I have a tooth infection. My mouth and around my face is all swallowed. I can’t eat and it’s very difficult to have drinks
JA: Has the infection been stable or getting worse? Is this a repeating or first-time issue?
Customer: It’s the first time and it’s worse then yesterday
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dentist about the infection? How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I haven’t. It started two days ago. In the pharmacy I was given ibuprofen but didn’t help at all
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: No. I have been very healthy
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 18 days ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

And I would serve you with care and patience.

Well as you describe, it sounds like a dental infection.

Initially, you can take Advil or Motrin.

You can go in for warm saline a few times a day. This would reduce the swelling and help with the infection.

Use Sensodyne toothpaste.

Try Hydrogen peroxide rinse.

You could keep an ice pack on the outside of the cheek and I hope that would also help.

Deep tooth decay, a traumatic blow to the tooth, and a periodontal (gum) disease are the most common reasons for oral infection. Antibiotic therapy would be there as an adjunct to control the infection.

I would advise you to consult an emergency dentist.

Please go through the links.

Ask a local pharmacist if they can provide an emergency supply of your medicine.

A nurse at an NHS walk-in center may be able to supply your medicine or a prescription.

You may be able to get a prescription from an out-of-hours service or by calling 111. Visit NHS 111 online.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.