A 30-year-old male asked:
One of my teeth has got the side of my face swollen to about the size of a softball! lost my job so no ins and little money. can this b dangrous to me?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
ABSOLUTELY: It sounds like an abscess of/around a tooth. Unfortunately, this can progress and cause serious harm if not treated. If it doesn't immediately improve with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medication (go for tylenol (acetaminophen) unless you have a health reason not to), get to an er. If financial concerns are heavy, aim for the local public health center or county/city medical center. Do not ignore this.
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Dentistry 10 years experience
Sure: That sounds like you have a very badly abscessed tooth that made your checks swell, that abscess can spread to other areas in the surrounding region.
You need treatment and medications asap .
See a dentist do oral surgeon ..
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Yes. VERY dangerous: See a dentist or oral surgeon, or go now to a hospital emergency room. This is a severe infection that must be immediately addressed.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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