A 45-year-old member asked:
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how many days would be swollen cheek after abscess?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 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 had the infection and how large the swelling, antibiotics should help reduce the swelling in 5-7 days. But the abcess needs to be treated. If due to an infected tooth, you will need a root canal or an extraction. See you dentist.
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Swollen cheek: The swelling should start going down within a day or two at most as long as the cause of the infection is being treated and you are taking the proper course of antibiotics. If not, let your dentist know right away. Unresolved infections can result if serious complications.
Answered on Apr 14, 2018

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Impossible to: Even begin to guess a diagnosis. Best to be evaluated by your dentist first. If not dental in etiology then be seen by your pcp. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Nathan Pfister
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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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It depends: If you care of it , it last for about 1 week or ten days.
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Not unusual: Are you on antibiotics? Please advise your provider of the situation.

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