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Swollen Jaw Tendons
See a dentist: Although there are many other possibilities, you might have an infection. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the cause of your swelling. Please be aware that untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications. They can even be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time and ice: The sooner you get ice packs in the area the better. A bag of frozen peas also works well. Once it has already swollen to its maximum, you want external heat to help reduce the swelling. You can also use anti-inflammatory pain medication such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). However, you should also see a dentist just to make sure nothing is broken or needs any other treatment or attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth abscess: This edema that you are describing can be a sign of an abscess - collection of infection vs. Swelling from the treatment. You should follow-up with the endodontist & perhaps empirically start an antibiotic. Apply heat to the area. If you feel as if the swelling is increasing, erythema is spreading, you become febrile, have nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath, dysphagia - act immediately - ->er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: What you see on the outside, a 'pin head' size lesion, may be enormous underneath where you cannot see, inside the tooth. We see this all the time. A radiograph is used to determine the extent of the decay. It may be so deep that the nerve has been affected, and it seems that way from your symptoms. Go see a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more
What is the cause of a swollen jaw that is half the size of a tennis ball? Sore along the jaw line. No color distortion.
I have a swollen jaw near a bad tooth. There is no pain in tooth or inside or outside the swollen area of the jaw. It was much larger this morning, ?
Swelling: In all probability abscess (infection). Reduction in size of swollen ara means the pus inside your gums is partially draining. Neither time or pills will fix this. You probably need root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant/crown. Please see a Dentist before the infection spreads. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers