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How To Treat 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 doesn't last as long. ...Read more
Go see a dentist: If your cheek is swollen and you have pain there is good chance you have a dental infection go see a dentist. Dental infection is very serious and if you have swelling you need medical attention. The dentist should take a few xrays of the area and be able to let you know if the infection is tooth or gum related. ...Read more
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
Swollen cheek: Although your baby seems fine, I recommend that she be seen by her pediatrician. The swelling can caused by trauma, infection, cyst among other things. ...Read more
2-3 days: It will usually take 2-3 days to get resolution of a swollen cheek caused by an infected tooth. ...Read more
My fiance had toothpain that kept him up all nite. Swollen cheek for 2 days. Now pain is better and swelling's down. How long can he wait to see a dr?
Call dentist ASAP: Sounds like a nasty infection. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more
Evaluation: Have it evaluated to see the cause and proper treatment. Call your local dentist. ...Read more
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
2 possibilities: Could be infected sinus (see md/do) or infected upper back tooth (see dds/dmd). Your problem will have to be seen to be properly diagnosed. Please call your physician or your dentist as a starting point. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a swollen cheek with pus coming out of bite-like thing on her face. Also, her cheek is hard. What should I do?
Facial cellulitis??: A toddler with a "hard" cheek and pus coming out of it may have facial cellulitis, a pus-forming bacterial infection in the skin. She'll need to be seen by her doctor or by the E.R. Depending on how things look, she may need I.V. Antibiotics. Due to her young age, it may be best to go for treatment right away. ...Read more
See dentist ASAP: This is a serious infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
It depends: If you care of it, it last for about 1 week or ten days. ...Read more
For 10 days: It take about 1 week to ten days. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your lymph nodes, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. OTC pain medications such as NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or prescribe antibiotics can all reduce the symptoms, but none of these treats the cause. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?
My endodonist did retreatment root canal and a few days later I woke up with swollen cheek could this be from him not allowing it to drain properly?
Have a small bump between nose and cheek on right side of my face, woke up this morning to a swollen cheek. Is there anyway to bring the swelling down?
Infection?: If the swelling is due to an infection, then antibiotics would be recommended. If the source of the infection is a rotten tooth, then you also need to be treated by a dentist. All the best.... ...Read more
Infected root canal, swollen cheek, drained puss, retreated rc, antibio's. 1 day later less but still swollen, moderate pain high in cheek.?
Residual infection: The swelling will take a couple of days to resolve. Stay on the antibiotics as prescribed and follow up with your dentist or the endodontist. ...Read more
Having cyst@impacted wisdom tooth out nxt wk, suffered pain and swollen cheek for 3yrs after being told it was no problem@ pain was all in my head : (?
Swollen cheek, impacted wisdom tooth @ cyst when cheek is less swollen pain in palate is less painful cnt understand why?
See an OMS: It sounds like you need to see an oms. ...Read more
If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?
What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determine if a tooth is the cause. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth: The answer you are probably expecting is to see yor dentist or an oral surgeon and schedule to have wisdom teeth removed. Based on your description you should probably be on antibiotics as soon as possible. You will feel much better once the teeth are removed and this will no longer be something you have to worry about. ...Read more
I have painful palate at the front, have impacted wisdom teeth, and swollen cheek. What should I do?
Painful palate and impacted wisdom teeth probably not associated. Swollen cheek and problematic wisdom teeth can be associated, but swelling can have another cause.
Only way to find out what's wrong and therefore what rx is indicated is to go for examination before problems get out of hand. Call your dentist, now, today. ...Read more
My friends top 4 false dentures get tight through the day, as though gums are swelling and experiencing pain also swollen cheek?
Dental visit: Get a dental exam and give your full medical history. Dentures can get tight with certain diseases such as paget's disease. ...Read more
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