Infections of potential spaces that are present as communicating spaces between teeth and adjacent structures are termed as fascial infections.
Causes of fascial infections:
Infections from salivary glands
Communication between any of these structures and spaces present around leads to infections.
Symptoms of fascial infections:
Inability to eat
Inability to open mouth
Swelling around the structures involved e.g. eye,cheeks,neck around ear.
May be life threatening if it involves spaces around the neck.
Immediate treatment is required with cover of analgesics(pain relieving medicine) and antibiotics.
Do not let any infection in your mouth go unnoticed,Immediately see your specialist.