Causes And Ways To Deal With Swelling On The Cheeks
Hello doc, I want to ask. I have complaints of swelling on the left cheek and when pressed it hurts, at first I had a toothache that resulted in swollen gums and cheeks also swollen about 2 months ago. But it appeared swollen again on the cheek even though my teeth did not hurt and the gums were not swollen. I bought drugs at the pharmacy given 2 types namely Dexamethasone 0.75 mg and Mefenamic Acid 500 mg. But it did not heal so I took it to the puskesmas to consult and be given medicine but it did not heal well either. What should I do dock? And what medicine might “cure my complaint? Thank you
Originally posted 2020-04-14 09:33:08.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints about the swelling of the cheeks can occur due to various possible causes, including infection of the gums, inflammation of the cheek tissue, cavities, allergies, inflammation of the salivary glands, abnormal tissue growth, and other possibilities depending on the results of the examination.
So far, your steps by going to the doctor at the puskesmas have been good enough, but with your symptoms still settled, the next choice you can make is to go back to the puskesmas doctor for evaluation and the doctor will refer you to a particular doctor from the results the examination, or you can go directly to the dentist or ENT doctor for further examination and treatment. Whatever your choice, what is clear is that a direct examination is needed to deal with your condition. Because only a direct examination can distinguish all these possibilities.
In the meantime, just continue taking the medicine given by the doctor at the puskesmas if it is still there, and if there is no immediate check with the doctor, compress the swollen area with warm compresses, keep the oral cavity clean, avoid smoking, and do not consume drugs without doctor's advice. So, hopefully answering your question.