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A 37-year-old member asked:

I got my infected tooth pulled but the swelling in my cheek is still not going away. what's wrong?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Need Consultation: Could be: 1) need antibiotics and/or drainage. 2) warm moist compresses on your cheek. 3) muscle spasm. Ask your dentist.
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection.: There could be an infection remaining. One type, cellulitis, can be serious. I would highly recommend an evaluation by the surgeon/dentist and most likely antibiotic therapy. Other causes are inflammation from the procedure or injection, a hematoma from the injection or bleeding, etc. The best thing to do is get back in to be seen, asap.
Last updated Aug 30, 2013

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