Anju E. Facial swellings are commonly encountered in the dental office, the cause of which could range from a congenital etiology to an acquired one or it may even be a manifestation of an underlying systemic disease. The clinician must have a thorough knowledge of the various clinical and imaging manifestations and the sites of occurrence of the various conditions to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis. Facial swellings can be classified into different groups which include acute swellings with inflammation, nonprogressive swellings, and slowly or rapidly progressive swellings. The various imaging modalities like CT and MRI are useful for assessing the extent of the swelling as well as evaluating the soft tissue and osseous involvement of the swelling.
What’s Causing My Face to Swell?
Unilateral swelling of cheek
Swelling is when areas of the body enlarge, often due to inflammation or fluid buildup. It can occur in the joints and extremities, as well as in other parts of the body, like the face. Swollen cheeks can make your face noticeably puffy or rounder. The swelling can develop without pain, or with symptoms like tenderness, itching, or tingling. It might feel as if you have mouth swelling inside the cheek. It can indicate a minor health concern, or a medical emergency, like anaphylaxis. It might also be a symptom of a serious underlying medical condition, like cancer.
Facial Swelling as a Primary Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. 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.
Facial swelling is a common symptom with a range of possible causes, including injuries, allergic reactions, and infections. Rarely, facial swelling can be a sign of anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. In this article, we look at common causes of swelling of the face and how to treat them. We also cover when to see a doctor and prevention tips.