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I have a swollen area above my eye tooth on the right side.

Customer Question

I have a swollen area above my eye tooth on the right side. It's above the gum line just below the base of my nose. Hurts
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: No recent injuries. Just noticed it yesterday.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: I have bad allergies. The top 4 teeth are crowns. About 3 years old.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 month ago.

So sorry you are having this swelling!


This is what I would recommend: I would go see your Dentist of choice for a brief x-ray and to let him or her get a good visual of the swollen area. Because the x-ray will quickly tell if abscess is occurring or not!

My guess (And I hope I'm wrong), is that it could very possibly be an abscess from one of your front teeth, perhaps one of the crowned front 4 teeth. If it is; don't be overly concerned though, it can easily be fixed, and won't in any way ruin your crown/s, but I'd suggest you try to get into your Dentist fairly quickly - if at all possible. Does this make sense?

Dr. Rampton

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am on vacation and not near my dentist.
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 month ago.

I understand... I was merely responding to your question.

Hopefully, all will be well until you return, at which I time I'd strongly recommend you see your Dentist for an x-ray and visual exam - OK? Swish a few times a day, may help a tid-bit. And keep up the good oral hygiene ( -:

Dr. Rampton

Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 month ago.

How is the swollen area doing?