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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?

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 more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What i assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face i tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now i can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

What i assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face i tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now i can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

Stop playing!: You likely have a facial cellulitis from spreading the initial follicular infection by attempting to "pop" your pimple. Seek immediate attention from your pcp or urgent care source to be placed on antibiotics today! follow up in 7-10 days is a must to avoid more serious complications. There is always a potential need for an incision ; drainage procedure, which requires a face to face encounter! ...Read more

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Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise ?

Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise ?

Preseptal cellulitis: is an infectious condition affecting the tissue around the eye. If not properly treated it can spread around to the eye and other surrounding tissue, causing limitations in eye movement and pain. Treatment starts with oral antibiotics, but may require iv antibiotics. You should be seen right away so proper diagnosis and treatment can be started. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had 2 teeth pulled 2 days ago. Cheek still swollen . How can I bring down the swelling?

I had 2 teeth pulled 2 days ago. Cheek still swollen . How can I bring down the swelling?

Ice it.: Place ice on the cheek for 15 min then off for 15 min, then repeat. Do this for 3-4 times daily. You can use a frozen package of peas or corn at the ice pack. You should also hold some warm salt water in that side of your mouth for a minute. Take a half a glass of warm water(hot as you can stand) dissolve tablespoon of table salt. See dentist for infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

Probably not: I have no clue how old you are (periodontal disease?), which tooth is involved, if it is actually food impaction, or really a dental abscess from a non-vital tooth. Your best bet is to have a local dentist evaluate you. ...Read more

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My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek....What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek....What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

Get Treatment!!: Swelling is often a sign of infection. The location if your swelling would suggest a possible tooth abcess. It most likely won't go away without treatment. See a doctor or dentist asap for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?

Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?

Second Opinion: Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling. Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon). ...Read more

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Swelling in the lower right side of my mouth, doesn't hurt to chew, yawn, or swallow anything. The inside wall of my cheek has a swollen spot. Help ?

Swelling in the lower right side of my mouth, doesn't hurt to chew, yawn, or swallow anything. The inside wall of my cheek has a swollen spot. Help ?

Swelling: if its in the gum, maybe a dental abscess if its in thefloor of the mouth under the tongue it maybe a swollen salivary gland. The spot in the cheek may be bite trauma or a cold sore. Warm salt water gargles and check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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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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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