Q. I have a sore back tooth and the gum is swollen. What could this be?

Answered by
Dr. Asma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 14, 2018

Hello doctor,

The past two days I have had a sore back tooth, feels like the gum is swollen on the bottom and last night it started throbbing pain in my cheek and now my cheek is swollen and sore. I have a sore throat also I am currently breastfeeding and really do not want to stop at any point. Does anyone know what this could be?

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Hello,

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We are here to help you. As per your symptoms, you could be either suffering from impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth infection due to cavities. For the momentary relief, you can start with warm saline gargles at least 5 to 6 times a day for a week. Avoid applying anything hot from outside. Avoid covering your face and do not sleep on the affected side. You can do some ice pack application few times a day to get rid of the swelling and pain. You need to visit your dentist to get it checked and start with the required treatment as soon as possible.

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