This case study describes a 24-year-old woman who presents to her primary care provider with marked unilateral facial swelling that has been present for 6 months. Facial swelling is a frequently observed symptom associated with various odontogenic and nonodontogenic conditions. Appropriate diagnosis and referral are critical when patients seek care for a suspected oral pathology.
- dental infection
- facial swelling
- oral health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing