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My mom woke up with a swollen cheeks but no tooth pain . Then she went to her dental she couldn't open her mouth for them to do an X-ray. ?


My mom woke up with a swollen cheeks but no tooth pain . Then she went to her dental she couldn't open her mouth for them to do an X-ray. ?

Panorex: An extraoral radiograph can be taken of her entire upper and lower jaws, teeth, and sinuses, all without her opening her mouth. If her dentist does not have the correct equipment, then she should be referred to an oral surgeon's office. No pain does not mean no problem. Please make an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...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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Swollen cheek because of a tooth ache what can i do to get the swollen down?

Swollen cheek  because of a tooth ache what can i do to get the swollen down?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your lymph nodes, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. OTC pain medications such as NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or prescribe antibiotics can all reduce the symptoms, but none of these treats the cause. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

I am experiencing wisdom tooth pain, swollen gums & cheek. What are these symptoms of?

Impacted teeth: It sounds like your wisdom teeth could be partially impacted, or covered with gum. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Yup: An infection from a non-vital tooth can spread into your bone and soft tissues. Please call a local dentist and have it promptly treated. Swelling may also be coming from a periodontal infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?

How can you treat with an abscessed tooth with a swollen cheek?

Good question: Not sure what you mean exactly. If the tooth is infected causing an abscess and a swollen cheek extracting the tooth or a root canal should fix it. Geting a tooth worked on that is abscessed and when you are swollen can be painful because all the nerves are hypersensitive and its hard to open your mouth. Anesthetic also usually doesnt last as long. ...Read more

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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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I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

Check it out: If you've had any type of facial pain on one side with swelling you should consult your dds for problems involving your wisdom tooth if one is present in the area or under the skin in the area. They can definitely cause facial pain and swelling especially if partially erupted or trying to cut through the skin. Check with your dds again, if they ignore it find one that will listen to you. Good luck. ...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 ?

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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Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when i open to eat?

You need to be seen: Go see your dentist or ask for a referral to an endodontist or oral surgeon. The onset of swelling is suggestive of infection, and pain with opening might mean the infection has spread to the jaw joint space. Leaving it alone could result in progression that becomes serious quite quickly. If it is a tooth problem, your dentist can help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek, jaw and gum on left side. Dentist has provided me with amoxicillin and metronidazole. No toothache... What's wrong with me?

Swollen cheek, jaw and gum on left side. Dentist has provided me with amoxicillin and metronidazole. No toothache... What's wrong with me?

Ask dentist: your dentist prescribed antibiotics for a reason. A diagnosis should have been discussed with you.
If you don't get answers from the Dr. Who examined you,get a second opinion and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has pain top of his head to button of jaw on right side of head his gums are swollen n teeth pain he can't bear the pain?

My son has pain top of his head to button of jaw on right side of head his gums are swollen  n  teeth pain he can't bear the pain?

Depends: Could be any number of things. Your son needs to see a dentist for a complete exam, diagnosis and treatment of his problem. ...Read more

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I have pain on left cheek, I think it is related to tooth pain or is it something else?

Dentist: Pain in the cheek would not be uncommon from an infected tooth. See your dentist. If not dental disease is found, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for assessment. There is a reason for your pain. ...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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No tooth pain, but excruciating right cheek pain for the past 4 days i've had a cold this past week. Could it be my sinuses?

No tooth pain, but excruciating right cheek pain for the past 4 days i've had a cold this past week. Could it be my sinuses?

Could be: If you press up , under your cheekbone and it hurts, then yes it could be your sinuses hurting. You can also put a finger in your mouth on the cheek side up by your upper teeth and press up. That is your sinus there and if it hurts when you press up, you most likely have sinus issues going on. Pain/pressure in your sinuses can also cause your upper molars to hurt as well. Hope you feel better! ...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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I have no tooth pain but my right cheek hurts very bad for the past 3 days?

I have no tooth pain but my right cheek hurts very bad for the past 3 days?

cheek: You may be clenching or grinding during the day or at nite. Try warm salt water 1st 1/4 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water- rinse multiple time during the day. If it continues see a dentist and make sure that is the problem. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain on one side on both the lower and bottom jaws.Swelling in cheek and this didn't start happening until fillings. hurts to eat

I have tooth pain on one side on both the lower and bottom jaws.Swelling in cheek and this didn't start happening until fillings. hurts to eat

Multiple: Multiple possibilities. While other emphasize a dental abscess(which is possible) it could be something as simple as having chewed your cheek while numb. Start first with a call to your dentist for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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The tooth pain went. So why do I have cheek-bone pain?

The tooth pain went. So why do I have cheek-bone pain?

Abscess: If you had a toothache that spontaneously stopped but now your cheek is sore, you likely have an abscessed tooth. The nerve can die and the pain can subside. However, if infection is present, the it can cause the cheek and surrounding perodontium (gums and bone) to be sore. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a bad tooth pain, but it extends towards my ear and my cheek bone, what could it be?

I have what seems to be a bad tooth pain, but it extends towards my ear and my cheek bone, what could it be?

Many things: It could be many things, and merely giving you a list of the possibilities won't really help you. You should see your dentist to determine what is causing the pain and what treatment is appropriate. It would be amazing if we could diagnose you and then treat your over the internet, wouldn't it? We haven’t gotten there yet and i wouldn't hold my breath for that. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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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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Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain?I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain?I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Of course: in most cases, an abscess or chronic tooth infection may form without any pain until it has advanced for some time. Any person with symptoms linked to a dental abscess should see a dentist promptly. ...Read more