Swelling is most commonly a sign of infection and/or inflammation. The location of the swelling and how it feels is actually very important.
If you have swelling that is visible from outside of the mouth this is often called facial swelling.
If you have facial swelling that extends to;
♦ The Eye to the point where you cannot open it
♦ The Neck and starts to spread under you chin
♦ Under you tongue, pushing your tongue upwards
♦ Any swelling that is affecting your ability to swallow or breathe
PLEASE CONTACT THE URGENT DENTAL CENTRE OR GO TO WILLIAM HARVEY HOSPITAL ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY IMMEDIATELY
It will take at least 48hours for the antibiotics to start taking effect.
Other than the discomfort, swelling isn’t really anything to worry about, you may find ice also helps soothe the area.
If you do have any concerns please contact Appletree Dental Surgery on