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How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

Short term: If the other suggested answers don't work, it may not be possible to reduce the swelling without the help of a dentist. If the swelling is from an abscessed tooth it could get worse and close the airway to prevent breathing. Urgent care from a dentist or oral surgeon is important. ...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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My cheeks are swelling because of toothache. What is the best aolution for this?

My cheeks are swelling because of toothache. What is the best aolution for this?

Dentist: The best solution is to see a Dentist and have the infected tooth treated. Go now, before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I don't have a toothache but there is a lot of swelling. I also have a hard time chewing. What could be the problem?

I don't have a toothache but there is a lot of swelling. I also have a hard time chewing. What could be the problem?

Cause of swelling: Swelling generally occurs as a result of trauma and infections. From what you describe it sounds like you have an infection. Infections do not always cause pain unless they become acute. Untreated infections, whatever the cause, are potentially dangerous as they can lead to serious complications! see a dentist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My toothache is gone but my swelling hasn't and it been one day and today it feels it got bigger. ..what should i do?

My toothache is gone but my swelling hasn't and it been one day and today it feels it got bigger. ..what should i do?

Get immediate help: The tooth infection is spreading into the surrounding tissues, and can be carried to other organ systems via your circulatory system. You have a severe infection that mandates immediate attention. Get yourself to a Dentist immediately. When you call, tell them the infection is causing increasing swelling. Go now. ...Read more

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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more

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I have severe toothache and swelling is this what's causing me to feel weak?

I have severe toothache and swelling is this what's causing me to feel weak?

It Is Possible: When the immune system is challenged by an infection, and you have severe pain, it is possible to feel weak. Specially if you are diabetic, have hypertension, or are immuno-suppressed due to illness, or medications. Why not visit your dentist and find out what is wrong so that you can have that treated, and see if there is a change in your status. If not, you may need to visit your primary care. ...Read more

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Symptoms are toothache and lip swelling, what could this be?

Symptoms are toothache and lip swelling, what could this be?

Abscessed tooth: Sounds like an abscessed tooth should be high on the probability list. Could be other conditions, but a dental abscess is the most likely. See your dentist or find an endodontist and have it evaluated. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache and eye swelling.

I am experiencing  toothache and eye swelling.

Possible sinusitis?: Antihistamine +/- decongestant may help, but its best to render a definitive diagnosis in the event antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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My son has a bad toothache. He has an appointment Thursday but now he has local swelling and last night he had a fever of 100.1. Should i take to e.r?

My son has a bad toothache. He has an appointment Thursday but now he has local swelling and last night he had a fever of 100.1. Should i take to e.r?

Swelling: A localized swelling indicates an infection, so he really should be placed on antibiotics. If the ER is your only choice, a visit certainly will help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek?

What do you suggest if my child has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek?

Pedodontist: I suggest you seek the care of a pediatric dentist as soon as possible before your child's infection becomes a major emergency. Don't waste your time asking questions on a forum... take action and have the tooth treated immediately. ...Read more

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My daughter has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek. What can she do?

My daughter has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek. What can she do?

Dental Pain: I would make an appointment with your dds immediately for a diagnosis and treatment plan. While your description is helpful, the exact site of the swelling will also be important for your dentist to see. Swelling in the cheek is dangerous, because it means that the infection associated with the tooth may have spread into the tissues and muscles in proximity to the tooth that is involved. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? All the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.

What can I do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? All the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic. Go to the hospital er and let them give you a prescription. Then see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can't see dentist until couple of weeks. Had toothache coming and going for two days. No swelling or pus pockets. Could still be infection?

Can't see dentist until couple of weeks. Had toothache coming and going for two days. No swelling or pus pockets. Could still be infection?

Scheduling: Is the 2 week delay your choice or the Dentist's. Either way, try to get in to see your Dentist ASAP. Chronic pain should be investigated and treated before it become an acute problem. Most probable causes are infection or fracture. Please try to reschedule sooner. ...Read more

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My husband's toothache started last night and has causeda swelling on his face this morning. When i came home awhile ago from work, i saw my husband's face gas doubled due to the swelling. It has also affected his eyes. He stilldoesn't want to go to the e

My husband's toothache started last night and has causeda swelling on his face this morning. When i came home awhile ago from work, i saw my husband's face gas doubled due to the swelling. It has also affected his eyes. He stilldoesn't want to go to the e

Failure : Failure to treat this problem could lead to the infection spreading to his eye (leading to blindness), to his brain (death) or chest (lung or heart infection leading to death). Enough said? He should have been seen in an emergency department by now...If not get there immediately. ...Read more

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I have a horrible toothache which is causing migraines earache jaw pain and swelling of my face. Can i die from this?

I have a horrible toothache which is causing migraines earache jaw pain and swelling of my face. Can i die from this?

Yes, but: Yes, infection can spread to brain or cause death from airway obstruction. Rare. See DDS ASAP to treat the problem. ...Read more

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I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

I Have a toothache out of this world on just the right side of my mouth and my gums on that side are swollen what can I do to bring the swelling down ?

Dentist: The only thing that will really get the problem taken care of is seeing a dentist who may put you on an antibiotic. In the meantime, cold compresses and Ibuprofen should help with the pain. ...Read more

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Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?

Dangerous condition: Severe facial swelling is not found with trigeminal neuralgia. This is likely caused by an infected (abcessed) tooth. Infection in the head and neck region is a serious condition. You should seek medical/dental care immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more