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Swelling over broken tooth, pressure on pressing the corresponding cheek causing runny nose. Chances of dental abscess?

I have a swollen area over a broken tooth . It is above the top of the tooth where the cheek meets the gum. I can t see it, but can feel it. ThEre is no pain associated with it but some pressure if I press on my cheek right below the cheekbone near my nose. And my nose runs. Sould I be worried about a dental access, or is it more likely related to a sinus infection? My ears have been clogged up for weeks since allergy season started but my noes isn t too stuffy.
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I read your problem & would like to tell you that if you have broken teeth & swelling adjacent to that then it can be due to some abscess formation.I would like to ask you that is there any pus discharge from same tooth?? You need to get an IOPAR done for same tooth for getting it properly treated.
You might also have problem of sinusitis because of other symptoms like running nose.
You need to consult your dentist as well as ENT specialist for same without making any further delay.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Udaykumar Bondre's  Response
Hello & welcome,

From the symptoms you have mentioned here it is clear that all you got is the abscess related to your broken tooth.

This is generally related to the infection in the open pulp tissue of the broken tooth which makes the surrounding tissue swell due to pus formation.

If you feel that after pressing on the swelling, your nose runs then it may be related to or infection must have spread up to maxillary sinus which should be treated immediately.

First, visit your dentist without waiting long & x-ray must be taken for the same tooth to check the exact damage by the abscess present.
If there is no possibility of the tooth being saved by Root canal treatment followed by post & core with crown, extraction of the same tooth might be necessary.

Antibiotics & Anti-inflammatory drugs carry vital role here along with incision & drainage which will be performed by your dentist.

Avoid hot fomentation & intake of hot drinks as it may add to the situation.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
as per the information provided by you , the teeth you are talking about is you front teeth and the front teeth are away from the sinus .
so the possibility of oroantral fistula can be ruled out.
the problem can be sinusitis, never the less you should not leave the broken tooth unattended.
see a ENT specialist and a dental surgeon for complete health.
take care.

Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
you should definitely consider dental abscess according to your explanation.
the broken tooth can well be a cause for infection and needs to be treated by root canal treatment.
so go to a dentist as soon as possible for that
meanwhile i prescribe you amoxiclav 625mg two times a day along with diclofenac sodium
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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