Swelling And Lumps On The Cheeks Until You Can’t Open Your Mouth For 2 Months?

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Hello, I want to ask for the past few months I have been experiencing swelling on my cheeks so I can’t open my mouth wide and it happens almost every month, and for the past 2 months, with pain and swelling on my cheeks and hardening, lumps like boils also appeared. like a boil it bursts and oozes fluid and pus and when you press it from the outside, pus comes out of the mouth, what’s really wrong with me?

1 Answer:

Hao Ryo,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It needs to be clarified, where exactly does the boil-like lump appear? Is it on the inner cheek, on the gums, or where? How big is the lump? Does it hurt?


The appearance of a lump on the inner cheek that oozes pus when it bursts may be caused by a mucocele. These lumps arise due to blockage of the outflow tract of the salivary glands located in the oral cavity. As a result of this blockage, secretions from these glands will accumulate and trigger inflammation. This is what triggers a lump. Normally, when it bursts, these lumps will secrete a mucus-like secretion. However, if you have a secondary infection, it can also come out as pus.


In addition to mucoceles, the lumps that you are experiencing can also appear due to other causes, such as gingival cysts (fluid-filled sacs in the gums), lymphangiomas (benign tumors originating from lymph vessels), abscesses, hemangiomas (benign tumors originating from blood vessels). , cysticercosis (parasite infection), sebaceous cyst, pyogenic granuloma, cancer, and so on.


Swollen cheeks may be the result of inflammation spreading from a lump on the inside of your mouth. Or, it could be that your cheeks are swollen due to other causes, such as parotitis (mumps, inflammation of the parotid gland), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), cellulitis (soft tissue infection), jaw joint dislocation, and so on.


Without doing an in-person examination, it is difficult for us to identify the exact cause of the lump and swelling on your cheek. Therefore, you should directly visit the nearest health facility so that further examination by a doctor can be carried out. If necessary, the doctor may carry out further tests, such as laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, or also a biopsy. Furthermore, you can also be referred to the right specialist for further treatment.


Here are the initial steps we recommend:

Do not force the swelling or lump that appears
Compress the outside of the swollen cheek with warm water
Limit chewing food too hard on the side of the swollen cheek
Diligently brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with salt water
Reduce foods that can stimulate excessive saliva production, such as spicy, oily foods, containing MSG
Do not smoke

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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