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I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid gland, which is a salivary gland on the side of the face just in front of and under the ear. Given the associated bad taste, I suspect you may have a bacterial infection of that gland and a course of antibiotics is recommended. You can see your primary care physician for this problem. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Blood tinged nasal mucos, pain in cheek and teeth, swollen cheek?

Blood tinged nasal mucos, pain in cheek and teeth, swollen cheek?

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

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Should I use cold or hot compress for my swollen cheek after teeth removal?

Should I use cold or hot compress for my swollen cheek after teeth removal?

Cold: Cold helps reduce inflammation, but it will take time. Ask your doctor about anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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I have painful palate at the front, have impacted wisdom teeth, and swollen cheek. What should I do?

I have painful palate at the front, have impacted wisdom teeth, and swollen cheek. What should I do?

Coincidental: 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

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Having sticky saliva, could it be a cyst I have alongside with a impacted wisdom tooth, upper left top, swollen gums on same side @swollen cheek?

Swollen gums/cheek: Sounds like an infection of either a tooth or gums or both.
This needs to be treated by a dentist or oral surgeon. An untreated infection in that area could affect your sinus and other areas. ...Read more

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I have a medium swollen inside of my cheek in my mouth, it doesn't hurt and the color is normal, what can it be?

I have a medium swollen inside of my cheek in my mouth, it doesn't hurt and the color is normal, what can it be?

Needs evaluation: There are many types of growths that occur in the mouth. Only an examination and possible biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Mouth has been feeling 'full' or swollen. Right inner cheek is swollen, has been for about 3 months now. What could this be?

Mouth has been feeling 'full' or swollen. Right inner cheek is swollen, has been for about 3 months now. What could this be?

See your dentist: If you have any oral swelling, even asymptomatic and it does not clear in 3-4 weeks, see your dentist for consultation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

Inflamation: Could be an injury to the area, from tooth brush, or an infection of some kind, like a herpes simplex. Gargle with dilute hydrogen peroxide for several days, and if not better
visit a dentist or doctor for help. ...Read more

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My son is 5 and for the past 3 days he has been complaining about his left cheek hurting today he can hardly eat hurts open his mouth swollen inside?

My son is 5 and for the past 3 days he has been complaining about his left cheek hurting today he can hardly eat hurts open his mouth swollen inside?

He might need to: See his dentist for possible tooth abscess. Or you can see his pediatrician first to treat the infection. You can give him Motrin for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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It hard for me to open my mouth to eat it's been hurting inside my left cheek for 2 days now and it's getting more and more swollen...Not sure what it?

It hard for me to open my mouth to eat it's been hurting inside my left cheek for 2 days now and it's getting more and more swollen...Not sure what it?

Inflamed wisdom 2th: While TMJ or other issues are possible, the swelling and soreness and limited opening are more commonly associated with a pericoronitis. Gum inflammation around a unerupted or partially erupted wisdom tooth. Wash your hand and push your finger on the pad behind the last tooth on the left side. If the pain increases, the probability of wisdom tooth / wisdom tooth gum area involvement is high. ...Read more

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The inside of my cheek is swollen from burning my mouth earlier, help?

The inside of my cheek is swollen from burning my mouth earlier, help?

Burn on cheek: These types of things usually heal on their own rather quickly and without any further problems. Just leave it alone and avoid spicy, hot and acidic foods. If need be, consult with your own dentist. ...Read more

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I have got a swollen mouth under my left cheek, how to get rid of it?

Depends on cause: The treatment depends on the cause. If this is due to trauma or injury, ice packs and a tincture of time may help. If there is no trauma, then an infection is more likely, and you should seek evaluation to determine the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! What could it be?

I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! What could it be?

No idea: Your question gives me absolutely no information. It's like me telling you I have a spot on my car, fix it. Be more descriptive and perhaps someone can help you. ...Read more

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Hello I have a reddish, pink swollen and semi -painful bump on the inside of my mouth near the middle to upper part of the inside of my cheek. Cancer?

Hello I have a reddish, pink swollen and semi -painful bump on the inside of my mouth near the middle to upper part of the inside of my cheek. Cancer?

Need more info: It depends on how long has it been there that you know off? If it is increasing in size and has been there for more than 2-3 weeks, then you need to go see a doctor to get it checked out. It is quite common to have canker sores in the mouth but they heal within 10-15 days with or without treatment. Anything that does not heal in 3-4 weeks is suspect for cancer. ...Read more

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I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...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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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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Swollen gums in entire upper left quadrant of mouth. Pain up high in gums next to where it meets cheek. Caused by teeth?

Swollen gums in entire upper left quadrant of mouth. Pain up high in gums next to where it meets cheek. Caused by teeth?

Hard to know: ... but it could be an abscess or another tooth related infection. May be best to see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a thin cut in my mouth, about 1/2" long. My cheek is swollen and the gum and jaws are sore. 3 days! Home/holistic/homeopathic remedies???

Give it time: No home remedies worth a mention. "Holistic" is without real meaning. All homeopathic remedies are useless except as placebo. Homeopathy made no sense when invented 150 years ago and it still consists of silly dilutions of useless molecules until there is not a single molecule left in the distilled water you buy in a weird bottle. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sold as a sleeping pill. Other antihistamines work bett ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in jaw and swollen cheek?

Call dentist ASAP: Sounds like a nasty infection. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in jaw and swollen cheek?

Evaluation: Have it evaluated to see the cause and proper treatment. Call your local dentist. ...Read more

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How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

Swollen tongue: There are many reasons to have these symptoms. The most serious is an oral cancer. Your best option would be to have a physical examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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For about a week now I've had a knot on my cheek around the knot its swollen. My teeth don't hurt, it doesn't hurt to eat, the knot does not hurt.?

For about a week now I've had a knot on my cheek around the knot its swollen. My teeth don't hurt, it doesn't hurt to eat, the knot does not hurt.?

See a Dentist: If you have any oral lesion, even asymptomatic and it does not clear in 2-3 weeks, see your dentist and get a professional examination and opinion. ...Read more

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Chronic cheek/lip biter. I bit my entire lip the other night bad. Woke up to my lips beat red and super swollen what was this? It's a little better.

Infection: Your lip injury may be infected - start using warm compresses and see your physician. Consider consulting your Dentist or Oral Surgeon about obtaining a Bite Guard to use at night, this could reduce your injuries. ...Read more