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Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?

Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?

Yes: Other things can cause a swollen cheek as well. Some examples are salivary gland infections and salivary stones. Regardless of cause this needs to be evaluated ASAP by a dentist or oral surgeon. Don't wait, if this is a spreading dental infection it can be fatal if left unattended. ...Read more

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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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How many days would be swollen cheek after abscess?

How many days would be swollen cheek after abscess?

Swollen cheek: The swelling should start going down within a day or two at most as long as the cause of the infection is being treated and you are taking the proper course of antibiotics. If not, let your dentist know right away. Unresolved infections can result if serious complications. ...Read more

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How can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?

How can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?

Good question: Not sure what you mean exactly. If the tooth is infected causing an abscess and a swollen cheek extracting the tooth or a root canal should fix it. Geting a tooth worked on that is abscessed and when you are swollen can be painful because all the nerves are hypersensitive and its hard to open your mouth. Anesthetic also usually doesnt last as long. ...Read more

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Had an abcess and swollen cheek. Cheek down 99%. Also blowing nose for 2 weeks. Saw a little blood. Could it be related?

Had an abcess and swollen cheek. Cheek down 99%. Also blowing nose for 2 weeks. Saw a little blood. Could it be related?

See a dentist: Regardless the nose bleeding, tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could dental xrays miss a dental abscess?

Yes, it is possible: Dental abscess is easy to diagnose by dental/medical history, symptoms dental examination, and x-rays. In many cases only x-ray is not enough for the proper diagnosis. Dentists are well-trained to rule out dental abscess or other oral infection. ...Read more

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I have a swelling after dental abscess drainage, what could it be?

I have a swelling after dental abscess drainage, what could it be?

Abscess Returning: If you've had an abscess drained, and you still have swelling, it's likely because the abscess is re-formning. Most of the bacteria causing the swelling are coming from within the tooth. Therefore, the tooth itself must be addressed, or the abscess will always return. You need root canal treatment or tooth extraction for a definitive cure. Drainage and antibiotics are only for pain relief. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to get sepsis from a dental abscess?

Yes: The infection in the tooth can get into the blood stream and cause sepsis. It is important to have prompt treatment of the abscess by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr : Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work. It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could I get a terrible sore throat and hoarse voice from a dental abscess?

Yes: If the dental abscess is draining into your mouth, such as would occur if there were a fistula, it is very possible that the chronic pus draining down your throat could give you quite a sore throat. Since the pus eminating from the abscess via the fistulous tract can carry a lot of bacteria with it, your throat could actually become infected beyond just becoming sore. Have the abcess treated... ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Dental abscess is also known as Tooth abscess. A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more