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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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