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Still have cheek swelling after treating a tooth abscess. Does that mean the infection had gone into the cheek?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

This may simply reflect the degree of inflammation surrounding the dental area involved.
If however the cheek is red, tender, painful or if you develop fever, chills, etc., go back and see the dentist asap or your doctor.

In brief: Not necessarily

This may simply reflect the degree of inflammation surrounding the dental area involved.
If however the cheek is red, tender, painful or if you develop fever, chills, etc., go back and see the dentist asap or your doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There coud still be infection in the area or liquis due to the surgery itself has accumulated.
Possibly a problem with cellulitis. If it persists, seek the care of the doctor who removed the tooth initially. It could also be the wrong tooth was extracted!

In brief: Possibly

There coud still be infection in the area or liquis due to the surgery itself has accumulated.
Possibly a problem with cellulitis. If it persists, seek the care of the doctor who removed the tooth initially. It could also be the wrong tooth was extracted!
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Dr. Robert Eckelson
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Possibly

What do you mean by "treating?" Decay removal, root canal treatment, extraction, antibiotic coverage? Yes it is possible that infection has spread.
Return to your Dentist for evaluation.

In brief: Possibly

What do you mean by "treating?" Decay removal, root canal treatment, extraction, antibiotic coverage? Yes it is possible that infection has spread.
Return to your Dentist for evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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