Dental Health Community
Swollen jaw but no tooth pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dental issues, bridges, cavities, crowns, orthodontics, and x-rays.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Swollen jaw but no tooth pain

Yesterday and today my lower left jaw has become quite swollen (directly beneath my rear-most molar), with mild general pain ... no apparent "focal point".  The tooth and gums around the tooth seem to have no pain or swelling, but I am pretty sure there is a connection (toothpick/floss too vigorously, for example?)   I did recently retrieve a popcorn kernel from that tooth bed.  Can there be an infection that "kicks into overdive" this rapidly ... that does not also affect the gum/tooth?  Is this an absess (abscess) (which I have never experienced before, so not sure how that feels/looks)?

I know I need to see someone, but WHO?  Dentist or oral surgeon (or other)?
Tags: swollen, Pain, jaw
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Seeing an oral surgeon is advised.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dental Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
scottma
taipei, Taiwan
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom