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The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

Probably not: I have no clue how old you are (periodontal disease?), which tooth is involved, if it is actually food impaction, or really a dental abscess from a non-vital tooth. Your best bet is to have a local dentist evaluate you. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

Ice it: You may have inflammatory reaction to the treatment. Since its close to the eye you will need to see your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Please place an ice pack over it. ...Read more

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What could cause mild left cheek swelling?

Dr. Phil Chen Dr. Chen
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What could cause mild left cheek swelling?

Many cause: It could be dental problem, skin infection, or other infection, etc. You need to see a doctor if problem persist. ...Read more

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Cheek swelling and little pain in jaw?

Cheek swelling and little pain in jaw?

Swelling/pain: There of thumb is that any unusual bleeding, or as in your case pain and swelling, should be immediately investigated. Could be from impacted food debris, gum disease, abscessed tooth, late erupting 2nd or early erupting 3rd molar, a scratch, virus infection, and literally hundreds of other possibilities. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye and cheek swelling?

Allergies?: Lower eyelids and cheek swelling is a problem for many people. One of the most common causes is eye allergies. If you know you have allergies or if your eyes itch you probably have eye allergies. There are some very good over the counter drops, like Patanol (olopatadine) that work well to reduce swelling. It is also helpful to watch your salt intake. ...Read more

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Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Yup: An infection from a non-vital tooth can spread into your bone and soft tissues. Please call a local dentist and have it promptly treated. Swelling may also be coming from a periodontal infection. ...Read more

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Wisd tooth extracted2days ago,on medication,gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not,pain comes back strong when medication wears off,normal?

Wisd tooth extracted2days ago,on medication,gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not,pain comes back strong when medication wears off,normal?

The healing process: Swelling, pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 7 -14 days. A limited mouth opening may persist for up to two weeks. This is a normal reaction to surgery. ...Read more

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Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Cheeck: Dear your question is not clear, what is the reason of the swelling, if i assume that the reason being tooth problem you would need root canal treatment or extraction. Check with your dentist to guide you how to deal with the swelling and the ear pain. ...Read more

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Pain in prostate from erections/pain under jaw/mild cheek swelling. What's wrong?

Pain in prostate from erections/pain under jaw/mild cheek swelling. What's wrong?

Pain: Under jaw and cheek swelling most likely do to tooth or gum infection, but other possibilities like salivary duct stone possible. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis. As to urinary tract pain, see a urologist. Can be anything from infection to neoplasm. Time to schedule some appointments.Can't diagnose or treat you in this forum, only give you directions as to where to get help. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/cheek swelling (both sides)/ fatigue. Any connection? Comes and goes

Post nasal drip/cheek swelling (both sides)/ fatigue. Any connection? Comes and goes

Sinustitis: Your best bet is to rule out sinusitis with exam by your local ENT doctor. He may order CT scan paranasal sinuses after exam. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Swelling: Symptoms may be due to a localized soft tissue infection, infected sinuses, infected tooth, or allergies. See both your Dentist and your Physician for evaluations. Referral to allergist and/or ENT may be considered. ...Read more

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Cheek swelling years before doctors gave me anti allergic drugs through iv.Right moment drug entering body i felt severe itching on my groin.Any harm?

Allergy to drug: If it was the same drug both times it is an allergic reaction and you should avoid this drug and any drugs that have a cross allergenicity with it. See you md allergist and get tested. The next reaction could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Could naproxen 500mg make facial/cheek swelling worse? If not, how long would it take to bring swelling down because of tmj?

No: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory. Cheek swelling due to TMJ may respond to meds, hot or cold compresses, soft diet, occlusal splint, or other treatment modalities. You should start to see improvement in a few days. Best solution is to determine cause of dysfunction and address cause rather than just looking to mask symptoms. ...Read more

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