Advice 1: Why swollen cheek

As a rule, the tumors of the cheek occurs due to diseases of the oral cavity or after surgery. In both cases, it becomes an occasion to visit a specialist in oral and maxillofacial diseases.
Why swollen cheek
The most common reason for the appearance of the tumor on the cheek is the damage to the tooth, gums or mucous membrane. For example, in the absence of proper and regular care of the mouth may be inflammation of the gums. This is accompanied not only by formation of a tumor, but the bleeding gums, the appearance on the surface of ulcers, the formation of plaque on the teeth. The problem is solved by visit to the dental office where the doctor removes plaque, and takes measures to stop the inflammatory process.Cyst on the gums also leads to the formation of tumors. This is due to the penetration of the gum infection (for example, when damaged with a sharp object). A cyst is a large abscess, which requires a mandatory removal. Otherwise, the penetration of pus in the blood contributes to the diversity of the infection throughout the body. The dentist cleans your mouth, and in severe cases, remove the affected tooth.Also the tumor might be the cause of surgical intervention (e.g. tooth extraction). In this case, does not require any special treatment, applying ice for more rapid removal of edema and reduce pain.The source of the tumor is considered to be a hematoma in the cheek. Usually hematoma is accompanied not only by swelling of the skin and staining it in a bluish or reddish hue with distinct edges of the affected area.Shin splints also entails the swelling of the cheeks. The infection gets into the deep tissues of the tooth root, where gradually the accumulation of pus. Periostitis is the next phase of carious destruction of the teeth. It may swell not only the cheekbut also the neck.The swelling of the cheeks may occur with inflammation of the lymph node (lymphadenitis). To eliminate the possibility of sepsis and deterioration, it is recommended that ultrasound examination of the affected area.

Advice 2: What to do if you have swollen cheek

Cheek may swell for various reasons. Most often this occurs due to diseases in the mouth or during dental treatment. But the tumor may also occur due to infections developing in the upper respiratory tract, mumps (mumps), insect bites, etc. In any case, this should be cause for visits to a medical institution.
What to do if you have swollen cheek

If the cheek swells up due to inflammation in the gums, cysts or goes untreated carious teeth, you will have to visit the dentist, and the sooner the better. Perhaps you already have an ulcer, your procrastination can lead to serious lesions of the adjacent tissues in the oral cavity. The doctor will have to do anesthesia, cut open the gums to release the pus and then put a drainage for further outflows, if he shows up.

After cleansing of pus usually assigned also treatment anti-inflammatory and antibacterial means. So in this case, the swollen cheek is a symptom of threat. Keep in mind that before visiting the doctor to place any a hot compress or RUB the place of the tumour in any case impossible.

Swelling of the cheek is possible after treatment of the tooth, when a filling, but was not treated the root canal of the tooth. Unfortunately, you will have to make a new visit to the dentist. This is the body's response to filling. Sometimes there is no other choice but to remove the seal and continue treatment in some other way. But this will tell you about the doctor only after survey. Before you visit it you can only rinse your mouth with a weak solution of soda.

You can also try to put on the area of the tooth with a cotton swab, moistened with juice from the leaves of Kalanchoe, or apply a compress of pulp of crushed leaves of this plant.
The flux can help and aloe. Should make the leaf pulp to the gum and keep it for half an hour. Immediately if the desired effect did not work, repeat the poultice.

About the possible appearance of the tumor, you can alert the dentist in case if it was a difficult removal of the tooth. During the day you can't chew solid foods and hot drinks, and alcohol. But if the cheek is swollen, apply ice to it for 10 minutes, off for half an hour repeat the procedure. Capillaries under the influence of cold are narrowed, and the swelling should decrease.

A day after tooth extraction, rinse your mouth with a solution of salt (per Cup of warm water 0.5 tsp. salt). In any case do not touch the place where the tooth was, hard objects and fingers. First, you may further injure the unhealed wound and, secondly, there is the risk of contamination to infection. Refrain from brushing your teeth, which are located near the wound. After a few days you will be able to do it, but better the first time to use a soft toothbrush.

If after two days the swelling will not pass, and will be accompanied by pain, contact your doctor as you may need additional treatment.

The swelling of the cheeks near the ear may indicate a serious infectious disease, the mumps, or, as it is called, "pig." This disease is more common in children of preschool age, but if it "picks up" adult, the current can be considerably more severe and have complications. So if you are not ill as a child "piggy" and I suspect that could catch it, it is better not to delay a doctor on call.

A tumor that appears as a result of the sting, is removed by taking antihistamines and applying lotions with baking soda.

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