Toothache can happen for many reasons and is sometimes benign, but toothache accompanied by swelling is more likely to indicate a serious problem. If you have pain and swelling in your mouth, it's important to see your dentist or doctor as soon as possible. They'll aim to find out what's causing your symptoms so they can treat the problem at the cause. Teeth can hurt for many reasons, and toothache can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. This pain may be constant, intermittent or only hurt when you bite down with the tooth. It may affect a single tooth or several teeth and could also spread to the jaw, ear or head.
What Does Toothache and Swelling Mean? | Face Value Dental
If you have symptoms of Covid, please visit our Coronavirus Symptom Checker. If you have had Covid symptoms for more than 4 weeks OR are concerned about ongoing symptoms, please click here. For more information about Covid, the vaccine and new variants, please visit the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales websites. Dental practices have to comply with social distancing measures so please do not attend without having made an appointment first. Swelling of the face or in the mouth may be a sign of infection, particularly if there is warmth and redness in the area. A swelling inside your mouth may indicate a dental abscess, which is caused by infection from a tooth or gum.
Noticing that your cheeks are swollen can be upsetting. Not only can the swelling be uncomfortable, but it might be noticeable to others. If your cheeks are swollen, you may wonder what prompted it and what you can do about it. There are many possible causes of swollen cheeks.
Back to Health A to Z. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums or in the bone that holds the teeth in place. It's caused by a bacterial infection. An abscess at the end of a tooth is called a periapical abscess. An abscess in the gum is called a periodontal abscess.