Cellulitis is a chronic and fast-spreading infection that is caused due to uncontrolled bacterial infection in the gums, tooth pulp or gumroot(apex). It usually gets initiated close to the source of the original infection, but rapidly spreads over large areas of face and neck. It can be easily identified by swelling, redness, heat and pain near the affected gums. Normally its Symptoms includes painful, tender swelling that increases in size as the infection spreads, and a stretched, shiny appearance to skin. It may also be accompanied by fever, fatigue and muscle aches, swollen lymphs in the neck, nausea, vomiting, joint stiffness, and hair loss near the affected area.
Cellulitis is difficult to cure, and may require hospitalization. The first aim of the treatment is to stop the infection's spread, then establish the drainage, and stop its further development. It is also important to diagnose the the type of bacteria causing the infection. Once the diagnosis are completed, you can easily cure cellulitis after 7-10 days of treatment, except in those with suppressed immune systems.
It can be prevented by a periodical visit to your dentist so that it can be diagnosed and cured at an early stage.