Swellings & Infections
Swelling is your body’s reaction to insult or injury.
If the swelling is from an accident or trauma, place ice against the area and take aspirin (if not allergic). Contact us or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If the swelling is occurring inside your mouth, it can be from an abscessed tooth or a gum (periodontal) abscess. Clean the area with a brush and floss and use a warm salt water rinse to help soothe the area. Contact us immediately for treatment, even if the swelling goes away, as swellings are almost always a sign of a serious problem developing.