Facial swellings from dental infections

Chin swelling from infected tooth

Chin swelling from infected tooth

The presentation of dental infections can sometimes involve swellings to the face. This is usually from a long standing low grade infection of a tooth. In most cases, the patient will see a medial GP who will give medications like antibiotics and in some cases, the swelling disappears for a period of time. These swelling usually reappear after a few months and can be more severe. As the source of the infection is a septic tooth, the removal of this source is the only course of action to resolve this infection permanently.

The oral & maxillofacial surgeon is well trained to spot such infections and quick and effective treatment must be rendered especially for medically compromised and elderly patients.

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