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I have bitten my cheek until its swollen how do I heal it?

I have bitten my cheek until its swollen how do I heal it?

Most of the time OK: While eating bitting inside of cheek ( mucosa ) will be ok in few days will heal completely , if you have large gap in the mucosa then may need additional care , need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if i woke up this morning with a swollen right cheek, why?

Should i be concerned if i woke up this morning with a swollen right cheek, why?

Saliadenitis: Often sudden swelling of the cheek right behind the ear or right below the jawbone may be due to saliadenitis an acute inflammation of salivary tissue. Initial treatment with ibuprofen and aggressive hydration. Occasionally benefits from antibiotics. If persists for more than a week or two see a head and neck specialistm ...Read more

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My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

My child fell and hit his cheek on the ground. His cheek is badly swollen. What should we do?

Keep him comforable: It is often very difficult seeing your child getting hurt and having to see the beautiful face bruised and swollen is even harder. But fortunately children heal fast and well. If the skin is not torn and child is not in too much pain, u don't need to do much--just keep an eye on him/her. Tylenol/motrin if needed for pain. It should get better in 2-3 days. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my right cheek is a little bit swollen, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my right cheek is a little bit swollen, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

See a doctor: an examination will be needed to determine the cause of swelling in the cheek, so best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Inner cheek is black and has white sores, what could this be and is it serious? Not painful but very swollen

Probably infection: but it could be leukoplakia, which can lead to cancer. Either way, you should go and see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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My left cheek is swollen what can cause this?

Infection is poss.: This kind of issue needs to be seen by a clinician to be properly assessed. It could be anything from a tooth infection to a backed up major salivary gland. Start with a dentist to determine the cause of the swelling. If they can't link it to a dental issue you may well be referred to physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My upper left cheek is swollen what could this be from?

My upper left cheek is swollen what could this be from?

Abcessed tooth: An abcessed tooth will cause swelling in your cheek. This is an infection and needs to be treated or it will get worse. See a dentist asap. They usually will start with an antibiotic if an infection is found, and then discuss the treatment options with you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my inner cheek is swollen please help?

What can I do if my inner cheek is swollen please help?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, one of my anus cheek got swollen please help further?

Hello Dr, one of my anus cheek got swollen please help further?

Anus: Please consider sending a photograph of the area of the swelling, it will with making a diagnosis: for example cellulitis, lipoma etc ...Read more

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