My face is swollen but I am not in pain. Is it an emergency?
Swelling usually indicates an infection. Even though there is no pain, infection in the head and neck can lead to serious health complications such as bacteremia, cellulitis and even brain abscess. The sooner that your dental infection is addressed the less likely you are to have medical complications.
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