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Swollen face with painful bridge

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Posted by: probswidteeth  (9 years ago)
Hello! I’ve got a bridge on the upper right side of my mouth. The bridge started to hurt two days ago. Last night, I was in horrible pain. I took painkiller, which was able to help me sleep. However, when I woke up this morning, I had a swollen face in the right side. I am in a terrible pain again. What could possibly cause this? I got the bridge nine months ago. Please help! Many thanks.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello. You are going through an acute inflammatory response. You must go back to your dentist to have the bridge evaluated and perhaps remove to achieve healing and stop the inflammatory reaction.

After your dentist takes x-ray he/she will be able to accurately evaluate your situation. Having a bridge requires good oral hygiene and flossing using a floss threader. Your dentist may prescribe you antibiotics to help you fight the infection. Please do not delay seeing a specialist with your emergency situation. Best of luck.
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