What your dentist in New York wants you to know
A swollen jaw is uncomfortable, especially if you don’t know what is causing it. The truth is there are many issues that can cause a swollen jaw. Fortunately, there are effective treatments to get rid of jaw swelling and pain. Emergency Dental Center in New York, NY shares the facts about jaw swelling and treatment.
If your jaw pain continues or gets worse, it’s time to seek out the help of an expert at Emergency Dental Center. One of the most common causes of jaw swelling is the eruption of third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth. If you are between the ages of 17 and 25, you are in the prime years to have wisdom tooth issues.
Not many people have enough room for wisdom teeth, so the wisdom teeth often only erupt partially, causing inflammation, infection, and swelling of the soft tissues around them. Swelling and inflammation can increase, affecting your jaws, face and head.
Wisdom teeth also may not erupt at all; instead, they stay deeply locked in bone or impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are at risk for developing cysts around them. Cysts are serious because they can destroy large amounts of bone, and also produce jaw swelling and pain.
It is often the best solution to have wisdom teeth taken out, so they don’t cause more damage. For more information about dental extractions, please visit the extractions section on the website at https://www.dentistemergency.nyc/library/82/Extractions.html
Another common cause of jaw swelling is an infection or a dental abscess. Your tooth can become infected due to trauma, severe dental decay, or a number of other reasons. The innermost area of your tooth, an area called the pulp chamber, becomes infected, inflamed and swollen. The increased pressure inside the tooth causes pain which can be severe. Dental abscesses often result in jaw and facial swelling.
The treatment for an abscess is generally a root canal. The diseased tissue inside the tooth is removed and replaced with a permanent inert material. Root canals eliminate pain but you don’t need the tooth extracted. For more information about root canal treatment, please visit the root canal section on the website at https://www.dentistemergency.nyc/library/79/RootCanalTherapy.html
Don’t suffer from a swollen jaw. Get some help and relief by calling Emergency Dental Center in New York, NY. Call (646) 992-0930 today!