I had a toothache for roughly 1 1/2-2 days. The pain was only moderate, like a constant dull ache. At first I couldn't identify the source of the pain since it seemed like it was coming from the top and bottom row of teeth. Later it would feel like it was alternating from the top and bottom. First the top tooth would hurt then the bottom one. The second day it got a lot better, more along the lines of a minor ache....just enough to be annoying but not enough for pain meds so I put some orajel on it and went to sleep. When I woke up around 2 hours later my cheek was slightly swollen(just barely noticeable under pretty close scrutiny to others) but the pain was almost completely gone. Also, the pain didn't increase whiel laying down.
I had no sensitivity to cold/hot foods or liquids(at first cold water soothed the pain)
No pain when clenching, slight pain only when chewing crunchy foods.
Slight pain when I put pressure on the side of the tooth
gums aren't swollen
So my question is is it normal for your cheek to swell from a toothache?
I've also read that oragel can cause swelling but I'm worried that I may have an abscess since whats happening fits some of the symptoms.
PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks