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Would A Lower Tooth Absess Cause Swelling In Cheek
Swelling of left cheek after bell's palsy. There's just 1 white spot dentist saw & said not an abscess. He wants wisdom teeth pulled? Are They linked
DOUBTFUL BUT...: I don't think they are linked, but if in doubt, I would get a second opinion. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read more
I have tooth pain on one side on both the lower and bottom jaws. Swelling in cheek and this didn't start happening until fillings. Hurts to eat
I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. If someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? I was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain
Infection: An abscess is a virulent infection requiring immediate treatment. By the time it causes lymph node enlargement it is rapidly overcoming your body's defense mechanisms. Traumatically striking already damaged tissue can cause excessive damage. Important that you see a Dentist, Endodontists, or Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more
Two days ago I had my lower right wisdom tooth extracted. I still have swelling and throbbing pain in my cheek and jaw. Is this normal?
Dry socket.: May be a dry socket. See surgeon. ...Read more
Monday I went to the dentist for an absess and was put on Clindamycin 300mg 4 times a day. The tooth was drilled to allow to drain I'm having a root canal in about a week. When will the swelling decrease and feel significant relief? It is now Wed
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?
Be patient: The swelling and a "weird sensation" can take some time to resolve, even up to a 2-3 weeks. Follow up with your dentist or an oral surgeon as advised. ...Read more
Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat
Female, Age 49, molar teeth swollen, which cause slight swelling in the cheek, what is the cause of this?
Probably: Infected (decayed) tooth with infection spreading to surrounding tissues. Please do not delay. See a Dentist IMMEDIATELYto stop the spread of infection. ...Read more
4 wisd. Teeth removed 1 week ago - new pea-size hard lump on lower left inner cheek near site, no pain just discomfort + more swelling on that side?
Return: Return to the Oral Surgeon or Dentist who did the extractions for a post surgical reevaluation. ...Read more
Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only treatments are root canal or extraction. Antibiotics may help control (but not cure) the infection. Analgesics, salt water rinses, and cold compresses may help control (but not cure) the swelling. See your dentist asap before it gets worse. ...Read more
It can do!: Clindamycin is an extremely useful antibiotic weapon in our armory against infection. If you have not taken that drug recently, and with a doctors recommendation and the correct dosage it can prove very effective. But you must follow up with treatment of the infected tooth right away. Exposing bacteria to antibiotics and not stopping the infection leads to antibiotic resistance, harming us all. ...Read more
Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will get worse until the pressure is relieved either by rupturing the abcess or it destroys enough underlying tissue that the pressure is reduced. But then it will still be there, but not hurting as much! ...Read more
Swelling=infection: See a doctor to find source of infection. Don't wait for the swelling to go down. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the type and location of the abscess. It is best to have definitive treatment performed as soon as possible -- root canal treatment, if the tooth has a nerve abscess and is savable or extraction if not savable or periodontal gum / bone treatment if you have a periodontal (gum) abscess. ...Read more
I had a lot of swelling in my cheek from an abcessed tooth that I had pulled two days ago. I still have some swelling in my cheek. Is this normal?
Professional care: You need professional care. Medications, such as, antibiotics, will help treat the symptoms, but the cause must be treated by a dentist. ...Read more
Use antibiotic and: Moist heat over the area involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got my infected tooth pulled but the swelling in my cheek is still not going away. What's wrong?
Infection.: There could be an infection remaining. One type, cellulitis, can be serious. I would highly recommend an evaluation by the surgeon/dentist and most likely antibiotic therapy. Other causes are inflammation from the procedure or injection, a hematoma from the injection or bleeding, etc. The best thing to do is get back in to be seen, asap. ...Read more
I was treated for an abscess tooth today. Had mild facial swelling on right side of face, but is getting worse. Is this normal?
Yup: An infection from a non-vital tooth can spread into your bone and soft tissues. Please call a local dentist and have it promptly treated. Swelling may also be coming from a periodontal infection. ...Read more
A few days: It take 2 days for a blood level. If it is not a chronic situation it should show signs of responding in a few days. ...Read more
Swelling has gone to his cheek and his mouth, but only on the side of his face where tooth was pulled. What could this be?
Common reaction: The swelling can be a common reaction to having a tooth pulled. If the swelling remains or becomes painful then infection in the socket is a consideration and you should see the dentist. Try homeopathic hypericum. It works wonders for pain and swelling after a tooth is pulled. ...Read more
My left bottom wisdom tooth is coming but is scarping my cheek, and cant barely eat due to my cheek, anything to use for the cheek swelling?
Dental wax: Try dental wax or a mouth guard. This will cover the tooth and keep from scraping your mouth. ...Read more
The dentist just extracted a tooth with a abscess that was causing me really bad pain and swelling. Is it safe to remove a tooth with an abscess?
Yes: Yes, it is safe to remove a tooth with an abscess. Once the tooth is extracted, all the infection and "pus" can drain from the area relieving your pain and removing the harmful infected material from the body. The reason we put on antibiotic and wait sometime is because the area is so imflamed that is too hard to "numb" the patient effectively. ...Read more
Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?
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