It’s three AM, and you wake up from a deep sleep because pain is shooting through your face and head. You turn on the light in the bathroom and see that your cheek has swollen to three times its size. What should you do? Facial swelling can be a concerning and uncomfortable experience, but is it always a reason to rush to an emergency dentist?
In the above case, the answer is yes, but it may not always be cause for alarm. If you want to learn the most common causes of facial swelling, and when it might indicate an emergency, continue reading.(more…)