You may occasionally wake up with a swollen, puffy face. This could happen as a result of pressure being placed on your face while sleeping. However, a swollen, puffy face can also arise from a facial injury or indicate an underlying medical condition. If there are no injuries to the face, facial swelling can indicate a medical emergency. In most cases, a medical professional should treat facial swelling.
What’s Causing My Cheek to Swell and How do I Treat it?
A dental abscess is an infection at the base of a tooth. It means a pocket of pus has formed at the tip of a tooth root in your jaw bone. More serious infections spread to the face. This causes your face to swell cellulitis. This is a very serious condition.
I recently received two inquiries in one week requesting explanations for facial swelling and as it might relate to TMJ issues. One request was from a visitor of my TreatingTMJ. Pain originating in the salivary glands is typical of inflammatory, infectious, traumatic, or neoplastic origin.