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Tip 2: What to do if your cheek is swollen

If the cheek is swollen due to inflammation of the gums, cysts or untreated carious teeth, you will have to visit the dentist, and the sooner the better. You may already have an abscess, and your delay can lead to serious damage to nearby tissues in the mouth. The doctor will need to make anesthesia, cut the gum, release pus and then put a drainage for further outflow if it appears.
After cleansing from pus, a course of treatment with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents is also usually prescribed. So in this case, the swelling of the cheek is a dangerous symptom. Keep in mind that before visiting the doctor to impose any warming compresses or rub the tumor in any case can not.
Swelling of the cheek is possible after tooth treatment, when a filling is installed, but the root canal has not been treated. Unfortunately, you will have to make a new visit to the dentist. Such is the reaction of the body to filling.Sometimes there is no choice but to remove the filling and continue the treatment in some other way. But the doctor will tell you about this only after the examination. Prior to his visit, you can only rinse the mouth with a weak solution of soda.
You can also try putting a cotton wool dipped in juice from Kalanchoe leaves on the tooth area, or apply a compress of gruel of crushed leaves of this plant.
Aloe may help with flux. Apply the flesh of the leaf to the gum and keep it for an hour and a half. If the desired effect did not work right away, repeat the compress.
The dentist may warn you about the possible appearance of a tumor in the event that there was a difficult tooth extraction. During the day after that you can not chew solid food and drink hot, as well as alcohol. But if the cheek is still swollen, apply ice to it for 10 minutes, then remove it and repeat the procedure in half an hour. Capillaries under the action of cold narrowed, and swelling should decrease.
One day after tooth removal, rinse your mouth with a solution of salt (0.5 tsp salt in a glass of warm water). In no case do not touch the place where the tooth was, with hard objects and fingers.Firstly, you can even more injure the unhealed wound and, secondly, there is a risk of infection there. Refrain also from brushing your teeth, which are located near the wound. After a few days you can do it, but it’s better to use a soft toothbrush at first.
If after two days the swelling does not go away, and will be accompanied by pain, contact your doctor, because you may need additional treatment.
A tumor of the cheek near the ear may indicate a serious infectious disease - parotitis or, as it is also called, “mumps”. This disease is more typical for children of preschool age, but if it is “picked up” by an adult, then the course can be much harder and have complications. Therefore, if you didn’t have a mumps in childhood and suspect that you could have caught it, it’s better not to postpone the doctor’s call.
The tumor, which appears due to an insect bite, is removed by taking antihistamines and applying lotions with baking soda.


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