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Doctor insights on: Swollen Cheek Symptoms

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I have a swollen cheek and terrible pain.

I have a swollen cheek and terrible pain.

Go see a dentist: If your cheek is swollen and you have pain there is good chance you have a dental infection go see a dentist. Dental infection is very serious and if you have swelling you need medical attention. The dentist should take a few xrays of the area and be able to let you know if the infection is tooth or gum related. ...Read more

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How many days would be swollen cheek after abscess?

How many days would be swollen cheek after abscess?

Swollen cheek: The swelling should start going down within a day or two at most as long as the cause of the infection is being treated and you are taking the proper course of antibiotics. If not, let your dentist know right away. Unresolved infections can result if serious complications. ...Read more

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My baby has a swollen cheek she is ok in herself she is 9 weeks old what could be the cause?

My baby has a swollen cheek she is ok in herself she is 9 weeks old what could be the cause?

Swollen cheek: Although your baby seems fine, I recommend that she be seen by her pediatrician. The swelling can caused by trauma, infection, cyst among other things. ...Read more

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How long does a swollen cheek go down after a root canal?

How long does a swollen cheek go down after a root canal?

2-3 days: It will usually take 2-3 days to get resolution of a swollen cheek caused by an infected tooth. ...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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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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Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?

Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?

Yes: Other things can cause a swollen cheek as well. Some examples are salivary gland infections and salivary stones. Regardless of cause this needs to be evaluated ASAP by a dentist or oral surgeon. Don't wait, if this is a spreading dental infection it can be fatal if left unattended. ...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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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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Got the MMR vaccine and now have a swollen cheek. Why?

Got the MMR vaccine and now have a swollen cheek. Why?

Reaction: The MMR contains measles, mumps, and rubella and they are live viruses. You may be having a very mild case of mumps as a result. Hard to know exactly without a visit.
If you are uncomfortable, make an appointment. ...Read more

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Had an abcess and swollen cheek. Cheek down 99%. Also blowing nose for 2 weeks. Saw a little blood. Could it be related?

Had an abcess and swollen cheek. Cheek down 99%. Also blowing nose for 2 weeks. Saw a little blood. Could it be related?

See a dentist: Regardless the nose bleeding, tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dental abscess often causes a swollen cheek for how long?

Dental abscess often causes a swollen cheek for how long?

It depends: If you care of it, it last for about 1 week or ten days. ...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 doesn't last as long. ...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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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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Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Need RCT: Pulpectomy is the beginning of a root canal. The pimple is most likely a well established abscess that drains periodically and then heals and closes. You should get full root canal therapy (rct) to get rid of abscess for good. ...Read more

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My endodonist did retreatment root canal and a few days later I woke up with swollen cheek could this be from him not allowing it to drain properly?

My endodonist did retreatment root canal and a few days later I woke up with swollen cheek could this be from him not allowing it to drain properly?

Swelling post endo: Its possible that residual infection outside the tooth that lead to needing to retreat the root canal has flared up contact the endodontist to let them know what is going on. ...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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Swollen cheek area very red and swollen under eye what could this be?

Dental Infection?: It could be the spread of an infection from a tooth or periodontal (gum) abscess. See a dentist as soon as possible. If it's not dental in origin, your dentist will refer you to a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Infected root canal, swollen cheek, drained puss, retreated rc, antibio's. 1 day later less but still swollen, moderate pain high in cheek.?

Residual infection: The swelling will take a couple of days to resolve. Stay on the antibiotics as prescribed and follow up with your dentist or the endodontist. ...Read more

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If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?

What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determine if a tooth is the cause. ...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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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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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