Q. What can I do for the swelling inside my cheek?

Answered by
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 20, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 18, 2019

Hi doctor,

For the last two months, I am having small swelling inside the cheek. Also, there is some stiffness in the right throat, but not now. With general surgeon prescription I have used Metrogyl, Diataal, Tinidazole and vitamin tablets. But, still swelling is there and also I am getting some red dots on and off. Today I went to the hospital and consulted a dentist. He said it as frictional keratosis and chronic generalized gingivitis. So, they offered scaling and later extraction of that tooth. For the second opinion, I have consulted an ENT doctor. As the swelling is constantly present in the last one month, he advised to go for a biopsy. What can I do now? Please explain and I have attached some files for your reference.



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The Probable causes:

Cheek bite and sharp cusp of the tooth.

Probable diagnosis:

Frictional keratosis.

Treatment plan:

1. If sharp cusp is present, then the treatment is rounding off the cusp.
2. Removal of the troubling tooth, in your case it is a wisdom tooth.

Regarding follow up:

For further doubts consult a dentist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist

Thank you doctor,

Shall I go for biopsy or shall I get that tooth removed?



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  • According to me after removal of the tooth, swelling will fade away.

For further information consult a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist

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