Face Swelling On One Side: What Causes Swollen Face On One Side

Question: The left side of my face is swelling noticeably the last few months. Could this be a problem with lymph system? I haven’t had a facial for a while? I want to know what causes swelling on one side of face.

Answer: I want to know whether you have any pain associated with the swelling.

  • Is there a change of skin color on the affected side of your face?
  • Do you get pain while eating or drinking?
  • Do you have any history of cold and cough of long duration?
  • Do you remember of any trauma on your face?
  • Is there a palpable lymph node present?

Causes of Facial Swelling on One Side

The best thing for you will be to consult your doctor and get examined.

Because there are many causes of swelling on one side of face, your doctor may advise you to do investigations like X- ray of the mandible, and maxilla. He may even advise to do X- ray of your tooth because tooth decay can also give rise to such type of one sided facial swelling.

  • Sinusitis
  • Tooth decay, and dental abscess.
  • Parotid gland swelling
  • Fracture of the jaw
  • Insect bite
  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • Carotico cavernous fistula
  • Angioneurotic edema
  • Trauma