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how to treat a swollen cheek

A 37-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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Dangerous: An abscessed tooth is a severely infected tooth. If cheek swollen it means infection is spreading. Any airway infection must be considered as potent ... Read More

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Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See Pedodontist: Most probable cause is infected tooth. Pharmacist can't fix that. See a childrens' dental specialist, a Pedodontist. All children should start seeing ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dentist: You should see a dentist, it could be one of your teeth.
Dr. Rea Middleton
13 years experience Dentistry
Go see a dentist: If your cheek is swollen and you have pain there is good chance you have a dental infection go see a dentist. Dental infection is very serious and if ... Read More
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A 45-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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Dr. Robert Golenbock
48 years experience Pediatrics
Could be infection.: Very young infants don't give us good clues to how sick they are. If the cheek is really swollen and red, it may be an infection. It may just be ecz ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swollen cheek: You don't mention what tooth you had the root canal in, or how long ago. However, the root canal likely did not cause the swollen cheek. Sounds as if ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Infected tooth: This requires a trip to the dentist. There is no doubt a cavity which has extended into the tooth root causing the pain. This will recur if untreate ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist ASAP: Sounds like a nasty infection. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: Have it evaluated to see the cause and proper treatment. Call your local dentist.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sinusitis: Seems like you could have maxillary sinusitis causing dryness of the nasal mucosa and inflammation in the sinus causing the bloody secretion. It is al ... Read More

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