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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my child has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a major toothache and swelling on the upper molar area of the right cheek. What could be causing this?
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.
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