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would a lower tooth absess cause swelling in cheek

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
DOUBTFUL BUT...: I don't think they are linked, but if in doubt, I would get a second opinion.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Trust Dentist: If he says no, then it's most assuredly no. Can't tell over computer what's happening. Your Dentist has the advantage of completing a physical exam. ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
2 separate problems: 1. Bell's palsy is a neurologic weakness and has nothing to do with your swelling of the left cheek. 2. There is a dental infection. This infection wi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe even none: Sometimes the abscess is subclinical... we can see it on a radiograph, but the patient has no outward signs. Really does not matter if it is a little ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience Periodontics
Unlikely to bperman.: It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Call the dentist who: Call the dentist who is treating you for advice and an evaluation. If you didn't see one, see one right away! We can't diagnose, evaluate or treat you ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket. : May be a dry socket. See surgeon.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Abscess: May take 48-72 hour’s for antibiotic to kick in. May need additional drainage, change in antibiotic, or other treatment. Call your Dentist to report ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Need more data: I can't answer with the data you have supplied. Schedule an inbox consult at www.healthtap.com/douglasdds and I'll try to help.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
What is sensation ?: Please elaborate on what exactly you are feeling. Better yet, see your dentist that prescribed the antibiotics for you. The antibiotics did not treat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: It could be a tooth or gum abscess, but There is no way to tell for sure without a visual and clinical examination. Any lesion or swelling that lasts ... Read More

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