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Could a swollen cheek be a dental abscess?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Other things can cause a swollen cheek as well.
Some examples are salivary gland infections and salivary stones. Regardless of cause this needs to be evaluated ASAP by a dentist or oral surgeon. Don't wait, if this is a spreading dental infection it can be fatal if left unattended.

In brief: Yes
Other things can cause a swollen cheek as well.
Some examples are salivary gland infections and salivary stones. Regardless of cause this needs to be evaluated ASAP by a dentist or oral surgeon. Don't wait, if this is a spreading dental infection it can be fatal if left unattended.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Could be...
Why not have a local dentist take a look? Then you'll know for sure, and the appropriate treatment can be rendered.

In brief: Could be...
Why not have a local dentist take a look? Then you'll know for sure, and the appropriate treatment can be rendered.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
But this seems unlikely as the only symptom. Patients typically experience pain, fever, and other signs

In brief: Possibly
But this seems unlikely as the only symptom. Patients typically experience pain, fever, and other signs
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Other possible auses could be a bloke salivary gland, a parotid tumor and other conditions.
This should be evaluated by a dentist, or ent.

In brief: Yes
Other possible auses could be a bloke salivary gland, a parotid tumor and other conditions.
This should be evaluated by a dentist, or ent.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The cause may be from an abscess but there are many other possibilities that only an exam can reveal.

In brief: Yes
The cause may be from an abscess but there are many other possibilities that only an exam can reveal.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
But many other things are possible. If it persists, see a doctor.

In brief: Yes
But many other things are possible. If it persists, see a doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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