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A 49-year-old female asked:

Having sticky saliva, could it be a cyst i have alongside with a impacted wisdom tooth, upper left top, swollen gums on same side @swollen cheek ?

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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 42 years experience
Infection: Is the most likely cause. Best to see a dentist or oral surgeon asap to evaluate.
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Swollen gums/cheek: Sounds like an infection of either a tooth or gums or both. This needs to be treated by a dentist or oral surgeon. An untreated infection in that area could affect your sinus and other areas.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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