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Abscess On 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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 yr old has abscess inner butt cheek was lanced monday in ER on antibiotics oral & topical. When can he return to daycare is he still contagious?
Ask your doctor: It depends on the extent of the infection and how quickly he responds to the antibiotics. ...Read more
Recuperating from an abscess on my cheek, teeth not involved. I am on antibiotics. Could the abscess be causing my earache and sore throat?
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