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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long does facial swelling usually last?

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Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Depends: It is a function of what the underlying issue is. It could be anywhere between a few days and forever. Get it evaluated by a dentist or physician asap as infection often presents this way and can lead to serious consequences if left untreated.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Cause determines: It depends upon what is causing the facial swelling. Especially if you do not know the possible causes, it is troubling. A bruise, an allergy, a tumor, an infection, etc? The cause could be dental or medical in origin. Depending upon your other recent experiences or other symptoms, pick the most likely health care provider to start and see a dentist or a physician. Don't wait.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2018

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