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A 30-year-old member asked:

dental abscess often causes a swollen cheek for how long?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depends: If you care of it , it last for about 1 week or ten days.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Untill prob is gone: It will go away much faster if the tooth has been addressed, whether extracted, root canal started, or incision and drainage. Those cases, usually about a day or two. If just antibioitcs it will take 2-3 days to start to go down, maybe longer. See your dentist for care.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of the infection and if it was treated properly. Can range from a day or two to a few weeks.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
Dentistry 30 years experience
Until it is treated: It will probably stay there until it is treated. A swollen cheek can turn into a life threatening situation if it continues down below the jaw. See your dentist soon.

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Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Yes: But many other things are possible. If it persists, see a doctor.

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