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Facial swelling

Facial swelling can be brought on by a number of issues such as:

  1. Infected tooth/teeth
  2. A dental abscess
  3. Trauma to the face or mouth.

It is caused by a build up of inflammation or fluid inside the cheeks, gums, floor of mouth.

Facial swelling can cause:
  • tenderness
  • pain
  • feeling itchy
  • tingles
  • hot to touch.

There are a number of ways you can help reduce the pain and swelling:

  • Pain relief medications such as anti-inflammatory medications
  • Keep your mouth and teeth clean
  • Avoid eating hot foods
  • Do not lay down flat, keep your head elevated.
  • Gargle with salt water to reduce any swelling inside the mouth
  • Ice the area with a cold compress
  • Do not smoke

Call us immediately on (02) 86779094 if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Your toothache persists for more than two days and the swelling is not going down
  • you have a fever related to the facial swelling
  • you have an infection (facial swelling, pain when biting, red swollen gums or a discharge that tastes funny)
  • trouble breathing or swallowing.

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