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Macaw Swollen Cheek
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Toothpain swelling: The body fights infection as best it can. The end of tooth pain does not mean the infection is gone but hiding. It will return worse than before. The infection will go north into the head or south into the heart and other organs. Seek professional help now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers