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Why is my jaw is swollen on the right side?

Why is my jaw is swollen on the right side?

A few things: Could be many things including dental infection, wisdom tooth problem, gum problem, parotid swelling, TMJ inflammation, etc. Recommend seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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My jaw is swollen from a toothach how do I get thesweeling down.

My jaw is swollen from a toothach how do I get thesweeling down.

Abscessed Tooth: The tooth will need to either have root canal therapy or be extracted at this point. Prompt treatment is important along with the possible use of an antimicrobial. Sometimes an incision and drainage is required. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck and under my jaw is swollen why?

The right side of my neck and under my jaw is swollen why?

Neck swelling: This area corresponds to your submandibular saliva gland. If it not painful, you might have a stone causing a blockage of saliva drainage. If it painful, you probably have an infection. You might also have a dental infection. Either way, i would go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

Facial swelling: after trying to express the content of any skin lesion can lead to complications such as yours, a prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment is highly recommended at this time. A simple skin care regimen directed towards decreasing production of sebum/ oil, keeping the pores open and skin clean will always be helpful for future references. Take care. ...Read more

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I got filling put in today my jaw has swollen & hurts. What can l do to get the swelling to come down?

I got filling put in today my jaw has swollen & hurts. What can l do to get the swelling to come down?

Ibuprofen: For the pain and swelling take IBUPROFEN 600mg every 6 hours, or IBUPROFEN 800mg every 8 hours. Do not exceed this amount. I would also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) in addition to help with the pain. ...Read more

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I have a missing teeth on the upper right behind. It doesn't hurt but after a week, i feel a discomfort. The corner of my jaw looks swollen. What should I do?

I have a missing teeth on the upper right behind. It doesn't hurt but after a week, i feel a discomfort. The corner of my jaw looks swollen. What should I do?

See your dentist...: It is possible you may have an infection. There may be other problems as well. I am having a difficult time figuring what exactly is going on based on your description. However, it does seem several problems exist. Please do visit a dentist. ...Read more

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Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

See PCP: Did/does this happen just as you start to eat? Anything seem to trigger it? It could be from lymph node(s) or the corner of the parotid saliva gland in this area. I suggest seeing an ENT, Oral surgeon, your dentist or your PCP to start with. ...Read more

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I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

Go to the ER: Without seeing you I can’t tell whether you're referring to simple soft tissue injury or something more serious but there are enough serious possibilities from what you describe that I wouldn't wait around any longer. You could have a jaw fracture, salivary gland injury, and/or even infection which if combined with the other injuries or under your tongue could be a disaster. Go to the ER now! ...Read more