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Swelling on right side of face, grinding of jaw

Dr. I am concerned about my friend, he wont go to a Dr. Hes 55, His entire right side of his face is swollen.He is in pain .He doesn t seem to have any visible infection or absess... I gave him Ice.Do you have any suggestions? I think this was caused by grinding his jaw ..
Asked On : Thu, 23 Feb 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response

From what you have told me , he may be having one of the folllowing conditions:

TMJ disorder

•Swollen jaw glands

•Bacterial dental infection

•Periodontal abscess

You need to answer some of these questions before we can reach a diagnosis...

Is there any difficulty in hearing?

does the swelling increase or decrease in relation to meals?

is he having fever?

is there any difficulty in swallowing?


Answered: Thu, 1 Mar 2012
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