A 37-year-old member asked:
how can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Nathan Pfister answered
12 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. Geting a tooth worked on that is abscessed and when you are swollen can be painful because all the nerves are hypersensitive and its hard to open your mouth. Anesthetic also usually doesnt last as long.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
53 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 potentially life threatening. Get to dentist immediately.
Answered on Dec 5, 2013
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