A member asked:

After teeth cleaning i got an infection in my mouth 2 days later. (now gone) but one side of my face has been swollen for months. did ct and nothing.

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Evaluation: If your face has been swollen or if you're not really sure, have an examination by an otolaryngologist or an oral surgeon. They are best qualified to evaluate and advise you about any further testing.

Answered 10/2/2014


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Investigate: Dental cleaning didn't cause infection, only allowed a sub-clinical problem to become noticeable. There has to be a reason for swelling. You probably need further investigation. Start w your Dentist. If problem not diagnosed, ask for referral to Oral Surgeon. If still no answer, you may want to be seen in the Department of Oral Medicine at a Dental School.

Answered 4/22/2016



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