There is no pain that can surpass the magnitude of a toothache. This is pain that can drive you nuts. If you haven’t experienced it yet, don’t look forward to it. The visit to the dentist won’t be rosy either. Since childhood, we have been told to brush out teeth after every meal but how many of us actually do this? Quite ironic even the parents who advise as such do not. Nonetheless, dental hygiene is important. You don’t want to visit the dentist due to pain.
One can get a tooth infection if you do not practise proper dental hygiene. This is literally the basics. Floss your teeth, avoid too hot or too cold drinks at the same time and brush at least in the morning & in the evening. A tooth infection will come from food particles and may result in a swollen cheek. The tooth infection depending on its gravity, may require professional help. A tooth abscess particularly would need a dentist. Your dentist will assess your tooth infection and advise on the best treatment based on the assessment.
In other instances, though, you can self-medicate. Irrespective of the situation however, make your dentist your pal. Don’t pay them a visit because you are having excruciating pain. Have a check up once in a while, say every quarter or bi-annually. You are better safe than sorry. You don’t want to lose your teeth if you would have prevented it. It is important to note that self-treatment for a tooth infection may reduce the pain and swollen cheek, but it will not address the root cause.
It is common to experience a mild pain in your gum at times. Bleeding too perhaps your brush bristles are a bit harsh. If the pain, however, is more than mild, you are looking at a tooth infection. This may result in a swollen cheek. To address this, you can rinse your mouth with warm water having some salt. This will help kill the bacteria. Take some ice and place on a cloth, then place it over the swollen cheek. Don’t place the ice directly on your skin. You want to be in tip top condition hence avoid tissue damage. You may also need some over the counter drugs to reduce swelling. This is as advised by your doctor.
Oral hygiene practice is important. It is said cleanliness is second to Godliness. Whether it is true or not, what counts is that oral hygiene will save you from any tooth infection or consequently a swollen cheek. Don’t wait for the painful experience. Read about it and learn from the reading. You definitely want to keep smiling.