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Swollen Cheek

A swollen cheek occurs as a result of a minor infection or injury. The other causes are tooth abscess, preeclampsia, cellulitis, anaphylaxis, pericoronitis, mumps, facial injury, etc. Applying a cold compress on the swollen area helps to relieve symptoms.

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I am experiencing swollen cheeks and restricted jaw movement. Please suggest any treatment for this.

Query: Hello doctor,My left cheek is swollen from TMJ, my mouth is not opening properly, and I do not have any tooth pain. Please suggest the treatment.Thanking you.  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, the swelling in the left cheek has multiple reasons if it is near the TMJ (Temporo mandibular joint) area. It can be because of a wisdom tooth infection. You will not feel pain, but the gum surrounding the to...  Read Full »

I got my wisdom teeth removed around three weeks ago, and my stitches did not fall off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I got my wisdom teeth removed around three weeks ago. The inflammation of my face disappeared after the first six days, but the stitches still did not fall off. When I woke up this morning, I saw that one of my cheeks was swollen again. What does this mean, and what can I do?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If the stitch is still there, it may cause infection due to food debris getting stuck to it, and thus it should be removed. Swelling is abnormal after three weeks. It is advisable to get an X-ray of the area to determine if there is an abs...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the lower jaw with cheek swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my lower jaw with right cheek swelling. I also have headache and ear pain. What could be the reason? Is it related to my wisdom tooth? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The age of eruption of wisdom teeth is from 17 to 21 years. Since they are the last ones to erupt, most of them do not get enough space in the jaw to erupt, which causes jaw pain, and swelling. Sometimes, t...  Read Full »

Will my jaw swelling from a skiing injury go off with drugs?

Query: Hello doctor,I met with an accident and hit my jaw while skiing yesterday. I have a headache, and my cheek or jaw is still very swollen. I can chew normally but cannot open my mouth wide while yawning. I consulted a dentist for minor teeth chipping, and they did an X-ray. The dentist said that he co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that you suffer from contusion of the soft tissue around the jaw with a sprain in the temporomandibular joint ligaments. You do not have any bone injury because you can chew f...  Read Full »

I bite my cheek every time during chewing and even during rest. Please help?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time I bite down, I bite my cheek, and it is really painful to eat, which started today. Also, when just resting my mouth, it is painful to close it because I bite a piece of my cheek. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Upon review, cheek bite can be the reason and it can be due to the following. Cheek bite could be due to protrusion of tooth outside of the socket, either upper or lower, which brings the cheek in between teeth-probable cause bruxism. Another cause of cheek bite could b...  Read Full »

I have pain in my jaws and gums and swelling in the cheek region. Can this be due to wisdom tooth impaction?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my jaws and gums area with swelling on my left cheek region. The dentist has suggested that my wisdom tooth is unable to come out due to some reason and hence, surgery is the only option. The idea of surgery seems difficult to me. Kindly suggest what I should do.Thank you...  Read Full »

Dr. Yasser Sherif Salah Eldin Soliman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Although the clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is a bit hazy, this could be an inflammation of the gums covering the wisdom tooth (pericoronitis). In order to confirm the ...  Read Full »

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