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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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Facial Swelling (Definition)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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