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could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: If you care of it , it last for about 1 week or ten days.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Get a CBCT Scan: It should not take more then a couple of month for the swelling to go down. If there is something else, an oral surgeon should be able to evaluate the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Post Extraction Care: Good day; Hard to evaluate symptoms without examining you; however, contact dentist who removed tooth, share your concerns with him and insist on a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Good question: Not sure what you mean exactly. If the tooth is infected causing an abscess and a swollen cheek extracting the tooth or a root canal should fix it. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Swollen cheek: If the abcess is due to an infected tooth or infected gums and is untreated, the swelling will continue to enlarge. Depending on how long you have ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
Yes.. many times. : While taking a regular dental radiograph is a routine / initial diagnostic approach for many dental problems, these traditional 2 dimensional images ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
INFECTION: You had dental abscess and was drained but you developed swelling. Chances are you still have the infection and you need antibiotic and warm compress ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Could be...: ... especially if the tooth infection penetrated into the sinus. Hope you've seen a dentist by now...
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Any infection whose effect goes to the bloodstream and become systemic can cause sepsis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
With a dentist: This is usually approached with a combination of surgical drainage and antibiotics. Do not ignore it. The complications, although not common, can be ... Read More

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