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.