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A 38-year-old female asked:

my right side of my face is swollen and i have very little pain. i ran my finger across my gum line and its tender but i don't feel an abscess. ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Facial swelling: Facial swelling is not normal. Absence of pain does not mean there is not a problem. Make an appointment to see a dentist or an oral surgeon.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Evaluation: Please see a dentist for evaluation. Appears you have an abscess. Just because there is no pain and you cannot palpate it does not mean that it is not there.

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