Oak Ridge, TN
A 39-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old female:
I have swelling in my face on one side of jaw. google suggested salivary gland cancer but would my doctor noticed it upon examining my mouth? i have no numbness or anything. it came on suddenly. they think its abscessed tooth. dental appt is made?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzisanswered
Dentistry 42 years experience
It would be prudent to have your teeth examined to determine if the swelling is due to an abscess. If it is due to your salivary gland, it may be as simple as a blocked duct.
Answered Sep 21, 2021
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
There's an old adage about computers. Garbage in, garbage to. Trust your Dentist, with years of training and experience, to make the right diagnosis. Chances of salivary gland cancer very rare. Chances of abscessed tooth very common. Go see your Dentist.
Reviewed Sep 23, 2021
Last updated Sep 23, 2021
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