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How can swelling be reduced on my cheek after doing dental work?

How can swelling be reduced on my cheek after doing dental work?

Ice: Icing can dramatically help reduce swelling after most facial or dental procedures. This is most effective within the first 24 hours. ...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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Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Is it normal to have swelling after dental work?

Depends: Depends on what dental work was performed. Root canal treatment and extractions usually have some swelling post treatment. Call the dentist and describe your situation to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent face swelling after dental work?

Is it possible to prevent face swelling after dental work?

Swelling: Swelling is typically caused by an infection . Call your dentist about this. You should be seen for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

I have swelling and pain after dental work. How to get rid of this?

What treatment ?: Sometimes a bit of swelling can be expected after certain treatments. Otherwise swelling can be indicative of an infection, not just inflammation. Since you are under the care of a local dentist, give their office a call for guidance. ...Read more

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Can dental work cause jaw gland swelling?

Can dental work cause jaw gland swelling?

Maybe: Any swelling after dental treatment should be examined by a dentist or a physician. ...Read more

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Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat

Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat

Swelling: It could be a tooth or gum abscess, but There is no way to tell for sure without a visual and clinical examination. Any lesion or swelling that lasts longer than 7-10 days should be checked immediately. Make an appointment to see a dentist. ...Read more

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