Swelling can be an annoying thing to deal with especially when it happen on your face. It means that you have to walk around and meet people with a protruded part of your face. As much as it makes patients very self-aware, swelling is normally an indication of a far more serious condition that requires medical attention. It is recommended that you see a doctor before self-medicating.
What Are The Symptoms Of Jaw Swelling?
Apart from the obvious bulging of the area under your ear, there are other symptoms that can inform you something is not right. These include headaches, pain when opening your mouth and swallowing as well as pain in your facial and neck muscles.
What Is Causing The Swelling On My Jaw?
The first reason your jaw could be swelling is due to bacterial infection. When the jaw is infected, bacteria brings about inflammation to the surrounding areas causing the swelling. For those with untreated abscess, the pus causes more infection to the surrounding areas and introduces swelling. This is normally accompanied by bad breathe that is a result of the pus flowing inside the mouth. Swelling can also be introduced by the extraction of a tooth. The emptied area is bound to experience inflammation for the first few days before healing. Patients suffering from pericoronitis get swollen gums which when untreated spread the infection and cause swelling in the jaw and neck. A condition called mumps that causes swelling of the salivary glands could also be the reason you are experiencing swelling. Whether your swelling is from injury of infection-based, it is important to see a dentist immediately who will assess the extent and administer proper treatment for full recovery. Visit our clinic today for proper examination of any type of swelling happening on and around your jaw.