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Swelling in the cheeks, toothache. Had viral throat infection

hi i have had a swollen right cheek for the last couple of hours and now it has gone but the left cheek now feels the same. I did have bad toothache in my back upper right molar but that only lasted a few hours. i have recently had a viral throat infection which i couldnt take antibiotis for. So very unsure what this may be.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling in the cheek can be result of various reasons, infected tooth may become abscessed and lead to pain and swelling of cheek, allergic reactions, viral infections, damage by some type of trauma, growth such as tumors and cysts.

I would suggest you to get a complete clinical evaluation by the Dentist and take an OPG x-ray.
Get the x-ray of the molar done, get the abscess drained by the Dentist and get root canal procedure of the tooth completed.

Take tab amoxiclav 625 mg twice, tab zerodol twic for 5 days.
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi emily
thanks for asking your query.
swelling in cheeks may be due to infected tooth.
get your xray done of infected tooth it will evaluate the main cause.

further evaluation can be done on clinical examination
consult your dentist.

Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

Since you had toothche previously,the chance of swelling cheeks may be from the associated dental caries/periodontal infection.
A thorough clinical examination is required to find out the cause.
Meanwhile,maintain good oral hygiene.
Please do visit a dentist and get a scaling done.
The decayed teeth has to be restored/root canal treated .
cOmplete course of antibiotics has to be taken as per dentist's prescription.
Frequent warm saline rinse may relieve pain.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

swelling in cheek can be result of various reasons.

1. infected tooth which has developed an abscess.

2. allergic reactions.

3.viral infections.

4.nerve injury and trauma.

5. tumors and cysts.

I would suggest you to visit your Dentist for clinical evaluation based upon finding treatment can be started.any infected tooth should be well evaluated and associated x ray would be of diagnostic value.

hope it helps.

take care.

Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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