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What should I do about an abscess inside my cheek?

What should I do about an abscess inside my cheek?

See a dentist: Are the signs/symptoms in the cheek? If so, an infected accessory salivary gland may be present or maybe an infected parotid gland. If the gum tissues are the location, it may be an infected tooth or possible an infected periodontal pocket (the space between the tooth and gum tissue). An antibiotic may be helpful. See a dentist for help in diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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What to do if I have an abscess inside my cheek help?

What to do if I have an abscess inside my cheek help?

Oral infection: Are the signs/symptoms in the cheek? If so, an infected accessory salivary gland may be present or maybe an infected parotid gland. If the gum tissues are the location, it may be an infected tooth or possible an infected periodontal pocket (the space between the tooth and gum tissue). See a dentist for help in diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?

Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?

Be patient: The swelling and a "weird sensation" can take some time to resolve, even up to a 2-3 weeks. Follow up with your dentist or an oral surgeon as advised. ...Read more

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Got my wisdom teeth pulled 6/20/14, I've noticed a large abscess on my cheek need the surgical site, is this normal?

Got my wisdom teeth pulled 6/20/14, I've noticed a large abscess on my cheek need the surgical site, is this normal?

Not Normal!: An abscess as you describe is anything but normal! You need to call your oral surgeon or dentist immediately as it is potentially life threatening! If you are unable to make contact and you are feverish, have difficulty swallowing, actively draining pus, consider a visit to a hospital ER. Act quickly and good luck! ...Read more

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When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...Read more

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Recuperating from an abscess on my cheek, teeth not involved. I am on antibiotics. Could the abscess be causing my earache and sore throat?

Recuperating from an abscess on my cheek, teeth not involved.  I am on antibiotics. Could the abscess be causing my earache and sore throat?

Yes: Important to determine the cause of the abscess. See Dentist to make sure there is no dental involvement (teeth, gums, etc.) Know that you could also have a separate but coincidental problem, such as a virus or bacterial throat/ear infection. ...Read more

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Have a large abscess on left butt cheek. What do I do?

Have a large abscess on left butt cheek. What do I do?

Seek prompt medical: Evaluation. If this is a large abscess then an incision and drainage will likely be necessary. Take care. ...Read more

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