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What does it mean when your face is swollen and your teeth hurt ?

What does it mean when your face is swollen and your teeth hurt ?

Could be sinus: Could be acute sinusitis. However the cause depends on the rest of the history and exam. For ex: if one had a recent trauma, those symptoms could be due to a facial injury. Best to see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the face retains ...Read more


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What does it mean when your left side of your face is swollen?

What does it mean when your left side of your face is swollen?

Many things: Without more information it's hard to know exactly what it means. The side of the face could mean a dental infection, an infection of the saliva gland, a skin infection, a benign growth as well as many other possibilities. If you are concerned about it then i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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If your face is swollen, could you still get your tooth extracted?

If your face is swollen, could you still get your tooth extracted?

Swollen face: It may be possible to have a tooth extracted with a swollen face but that is the decision made best between you and the treating health care professional. ...Read more

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The last few days my face is swollen. What could cause this?

The last few days my face is swollen. What could cause this?

Face swelling: There are many potential causes (infectious, inflammatory, etc.). I recommend you have a through exam and review of your history with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if one side of my face is swollen?

What to do if one side of my face is swollen?

See your dentist: Swelling is a sign of infection and needs addresses before infection spreads thruout your body. ...Read more

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The left side of my face is swollen. There is no pain or sensitivity and i'm not sick. What could this be?

The left side of my face is swollen. There is no pain or sensitivity  and i'm not sick. What could  this be?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My three year old's face is swollen after being in the sun yesterday. Is that common?

My three year old's face is swollen after being in the sun yesterday. Is that common?

Yes: He got too much sun as well as a possible wind burn. It is important that you pit sunscreen on his exposed areas as well as he should wear a hat with a peak to keep the sun off his face his face will heal by using amoisturizer on. ...Read more

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Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw i drool no matter what ?

Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw i drool no matter what ?

Sounds serious. : The symptoms you describe are serious and could be associated with a deep space neck infection. This can begin from a bad tooth, and requires immediate medical attention. Call your physicians office or go to an emergency room right away. ...Read more

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I have a bad tooth and my face is swollen what could it be ?

I have a bad tooth and my face is swollen what could it be ?

Infection: The bacterial infection from inside the tooth has traveled through the tooth, into the bone, causing an abscess. This needs to be treated asap before the infection spreads and causes additional complications. Please call a local dentist at once for an appointment. ...Read more

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