Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Face Is Swollen

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Nishan Odabashian
183 Doctors shared insights

Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
What does it mean if you're face is swollen?

What does it mean if you're face is swollen?

There are many: Possible causes of swollen face. Allergic, vascular, pulmonary and neurological. You need to be examined and perhaps have some blood work performed in order to evaluate your facial swelling accurately. Make an appointment to be seen by your health care professional today. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
My gums hurt, swollen front and back all the way to the top. My face is swollen too. Normal?

My gums hurt, swollen front and back all the way to the top. My face is swollen too. Normal?

Not normal! See DDS: If left untreated long enough, a dental infection can spread and cause fatal illness. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
I have been in pain since yesterday and need a root canal but now my face is swollen badly. What can I do for this?

I have been in pain since yesterday and need a root canal but now my face is swollen badly. What can I do for this?

You need: Immediate care. Please contact your dentist or the provider who will be doing your root canal asap. If this is not a viable plan of action -go an emergency room. An er will not be able to cure the problem but antibiotics may be used as a stop-gap measure. Please do not delay in getting care. ...Read more

15

15
Hello my face is swollen because I have a pimple on it but I squish it and nothing comes out and my chick been swollen for two days now and it's hard?

Hello my face is swollen because I have a pimple on it but I squish it and nothing comes out and my chick been swollen for two days now and it's hard?

Need 2 C ur doctor: Today or go to ER, you don't want to wait, as you may need strong antibiotics to control this infection, don't know where in your face, but there is a dangerous area in the middle of your face that you need to treat any infection in promptly so it won't spread to the brain, hopefully not, good luck ...Read more

16

16
My tooth hurts and face is swollen. What should I do?

My tooth hurts and face is swollen. What should I do?

ER/Dentist: See a dentist immediately. Dental infections can be life threatening and fatal if left untreated. If dentist is unavailable got to the er. ...Read more

17

17
I have a numb tooth and half of my face is swollen. Is this normal?

I have a numb tooth and half of my face is swollen. Is this normal?

It can be: If you have swelling, if could lead to a numbing feeling or tooth. The accumulation of fluids and inflammation can produce pressure on tissues and nerves. This pressure will cause loss of feeling in teeth, lips, face, etc. If pressure is too hard or persists too long, it can cause permanent damage and numbness. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

18

18
Half side of my face is swollen after I eat an apples, what should I do?

Allergy test: Get an allergy test - you may be allergic to apples. Allergies can develop anytime during life. ...Read more

19

19
My face is swollen a reaction to hair dye, but company is close any ideas?

My face is swollen a reaction to hair dye, but company is close any ideas?

Benedryl may help: Benedryl may help or other otc antihistamines may benefit you, however, you may need to see your doctor or seek help at urgent care for topical or injectable medications. If you are having any problems breathing then seek immediate help. ...Read more

21

21
The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes. ...Read more

22

22
My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

Mumps: If the swelling below the ear and over the bone which is your mandible then mumps is a possibility. I would see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

24

24
Dyed beard with just for men on my husbandn now have rash and pain & face is swollen?

Dyed beard with just for men on my husbandn now have rash and pain & face is swollen?

Allergic Reaction: You have an allergic reaction to the dye called a contact dermatitis. See your doctor for oral Prednisone and topical cortisone which are prescription. If the skin looks infected you will also need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

25

25
Golfball sized bump on my cheek popped. Ozzed puss and now my whole side of the face is swollen. What should I do??

Golfball sized bump on my cheek popped. Ozzed puss and now my whole side of the face is swollen. What should I do??

Infection: Please see your doctor ASAP. Sounds like you have an infection and you do not want that to spread. Peace and good health. ...Read more

27

27
Tooth pulled 1 day ago. Still hurts really bad and my face is swollen. My tooth came out in 5 different pieces& got stiched how long will it hurt for?

Tooth pulled 1 day ago. Still hurts really bad and my face is swollen. My tooth came out in 5 different pieces& got stiched how long will it hurt for?

Facial Swelling: Swelling peaks during the first 48 hours and then typically gradually resolves. Facial swelling can occur in the region of the extraction. When to be concerned: airway issues, difficulty in swallowing, swelling that persists or that is uncharacteristically large. When in doubt have your surgeon take a look. ...Read more

28

28
I think I may have mumps. I'm 32 years old had all my shots. But my face is swollen on the right side, I have fever off and on. I can't eat. Cough?

I think I may have mumps. I'm 32 years old had all my shots. But my face is swollen on the right side, I have fever off and on. I can't eat. Cough?

Parotitis: Other causes of parotid gland swelling besides mumps are bacterial infection, stones in the parotid duct or tumor. Best to have it checked by an ENT specialist as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

29

29
I had orif surgery on my ankle yesterday & I've woken up this morning & my face is swollen?

I had orif surgery on my ankle yesterday & I've woken up this morning & my face is swollen?

Call your surgeon: This could be a side effect from the anesthetic your received from your surgery, the pain medications or antibiotics you are now taking, or from the process of intubation for general anesthetic. Best to call your doctor about it. ...Read more

30

30
Hi I'm experiencing difficulty swallowing and suffering from severe pain face is swollen but not much?

Hi I'm experiencing difficulty swallowing and suffering from severe pain face is swollen but not much?

Time to see doctor: Difficulty swallowing plus face swelling can mean something bad is happening or about to happen. It could be a big abscess. One can't tell without an exam. If it is a case of mono, steroids such as prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils. If an allergic reaction is the cause, that could be deadly (need to call 911 for an ambulance). ...Read more