i have chewed only on the left side of my mouth for like5 years and have realized that side of my face is noticibly bigger and firmer than the right. was wondering if it was from chewing or something else like getting an abcess tooth pulled on that side a month ago.
My first thought was tooth abscess. Even if there's no pain, if your side of your face looks bigger or a tooth feels longer, then it could be an abscess. Or residual swelling from the extraction. Talk to your dentist if you are worried.
at 10:58 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
If you had an abcessed tooth pulled it could be from that. Perhaps you still have a small infection that needs medical attention.
your probably right indysownlilbit, you're still swollen from the bad tooth. My daughter had her wisdom teeth pulled three months ago, four teeth, and she stopped swelling within a week. I'd get an appointment with a dentist even if you don't hurt, better safe than sorry.