Why did my cheek

We call a swollen cheek a flux, physicians"Odontogenic periostitis". This pathological process begins because of inflammation of the periosteum. A periosteum becomes inflamed due to chronic caries, affecting teeth, inflammation of the gingival pocket or injury to the jaw. It all starts like this: in the root of the tooth, an infection that behaves like a "delayed-action mine" is layered. The time comes, the pus formed breaks out and accumulates in the periosteum. Naturally, this does not happen without a trace - the skin of the neck and face begins to change.

And even if before that you avoided visits toTo the stomatologist of 10-15 years, at the moment of occurrence of a flux you in one instant appear in the stomatologic office. Few people hope that everything will heal itself. True, there are those who try to help themselves with traditional medicine.

So: using third-party methods, you only delay the time, thereby aggravating the clinical picture of your condition and when swollencheek what to do you will only tell a dentist. Everyone knows that toothache is unbearable, so if she overtook you at night, try to do without painkillers. Analgesics sometimes make it difficult to diagnose a dentist. If you are patient, do not take medication before going to the dentist.

Warming compresses and bandagescategorically impossible, they only stimulate the formation of pus. Do not use antibiotics to relieve your condition. Do not drink medicines that "helped" your friends. If this is a day, then go to the doctor immediately, do not be mistaken when the cheek is swollen - this is not a trifle.

Inflammatory process in the periosteum leads tothe formation of an abscess and phlegmon. And then pus can spread to nearby tissues and organs. All can end badly if the treatment process does not start right away.

Now let's talk about how odontogenic periostitis is treated and what to do if the cheek is swollen.

The flux is surgically treated. During the operation, the doctor will cut the cheek, after which there will be pus. A rubber drainage is inserted into the incision, due to which pus will depart quickly and without residue. Pus will come out and you will feel better, it will be a few hours after the operation. Then the edema will begin to subside, and the body temperature will normalize.

To avoid such trouble, as a flux, in time treat your mouth and use the irrigator for the oral cavity.