Is Facial Swelling Always an Emergency?

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mazzawidental @ 12:27 pm
A woman rubbing her jaw due to facial swelling

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.


Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

July 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mazzawidental @ 2:39 am

Molar and dental emergency kitNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but accidents happen with no warning. 1 in 6 Americans suffers a dental emergency every year. Although you may never expect it to happen to you, it’s best to be prepared, just in case. Time is of the utmost importance when you have an urgent oral health problem. Here’s what to include in your dental emergency kit.