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A 22-year-old female asked:

i have what looks like an abscess on the inside of my cheek. theres no pain in my gums or teeth. or pus coming from the abscess. what should i do?

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Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 16 years experience
See your dentist: See your dentist.....it could be simple cheek trauma or a blocked salivary duct but it would be a safe thing to have checked out.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Abscess: If there is an abscess, it means there is an infection. Not quite sure what you mean by "looks like an abscess", but if has not resolved on it's own in a few days then you should see your dentist for an examination.

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