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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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