A 37-year-old member asked:
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how can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?

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Dr. Nathan Pfister
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
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
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. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Question ?: You've asked no question, but just stated facts. See a dentist to be evaluated and treated for any problems with your teeth.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
2 avenues: See Oral Surgeon to evaluate extraction site. See ENT to evaluate sinus. Sounds like infection, and that requires more than OTCs.
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Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
See dentist ASAP: This is a serious infection.
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