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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...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


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Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

Swollen cheek impacted wisdom tooth and cyst, pain in side of palate?

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

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Braces ok after cleft lip and palate?

Braces ok after cleft lip and palate?

Yes: Many individuals that have had the surgeries to repair the clefts have gotten braces. However, the situation is different and is made more complex due to the cleft healing sights. Talk to an orthodontis or dentist to get more input and find your options. I think it is a good option. ...Read more

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Sore palate after upper molar extraction?

Rare but could occur: You may feel sore due to the needle injected on the palatal side of the extraction site to get the tooth numb. If the extraction is a surgical extraction, inflammation could cause the area to feel sore. With antibiotics and may be anti-inflammatory drug giving pre and post op, you should be fine in 3 days (when you find out if you have dry socket or not). ...Read more

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Throat swelling could be from infection in the spaces around the throat and should be examined as soon as possible. If breathing is effect, you should go to the er. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

Embryo failure: During the embryonic stage there is a failure of closure of suture lines. ...Read more

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Inflamed palate in the mouth?

Many things...: An inflamed palate could be a sign of many things, most of which are not a worry. Believe it or not, the largest reason i see inflamed palates is a pizza burn. Eating hot pizza, the cheese burns the roof of the mouth and can be quite painful for a few days. If it persists, see a dmd/dds. ...Read more

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Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?

Cleft repair: Yes, both cleft lip and cleft palate can be repaired. The website of the cleft palate foundation ( http://www.Cleftline.Org/ ) has useful information about cleft surgery and other aspect of cleft care. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Can wisdom teeth cause painful swelling on the lower jaw and neck?

Yes: Infection from impacted wisdom teeth can cause this. Your dentist may want to put you on antibiotics and/or drain any swelling. Or it is possible they may elect to extract immediately. Get this looked at asap! ...Read more

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Cleft lip and palate repair--best at birth or later?

Lip by 3 months.: Lip repair is usually done by 3 months old, and palate repair by 10 months before speech begins. The age of lip repair is not critical, and most surgeons do not feel that the risks of early (ie 0-4 weeks old) outweigh the theoretical benefits. So, repair at birth is frowned on by most cleft centers and surgeons. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Tonsil swelling: Generally not unilateral 2+ size. But it may be an indication of other problems. You should see you physician soon for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Drainage and swellin: Your symptoms are most likely allergy related with 'allergic shiner' facies. However, facial swelling is unusual with allergies, unless severe (or angioedema). If the cheek swelling is on one side only then I'm even more concerned about sinusitis or something 'weird' in your nose or sinuses. I recommend an ENT exam (by ENT) just to be safe. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

White hard palate
yellow soft palate
white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge
white patches
jaw to ear pain
no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Good if needed: Have your orthodontist and your oral surgeon both review your situation. The co-ordination between the 2 of them generally gives better results. ...Read more

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Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Not it's job: Palatal expander used to widen a narrow upper jaw. It does not correct a cleft, but properly repositions the 2 halves of the upper jaw from side-to-side. Repair of the cleft usually means some surgery. Talk to the cleft team about what's being done and why. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more