eye swelling after dental work. An untreated infection of a
dental abscess may cause swelling and pain around your eyes and the whole
face. Severe dental infections may affect the other parts of the body
through some medical conditions such as bacterial meningitis and infective
Eye Swelling after Dental Work
painless dental treatments but some unlucky people may experience
some ocular complications such as meiosis, diplopia, nystagmus,
ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, and amaurosis. Most symptoms related to eyes
disappear after 48 hours but in rare cases, they have
and may persist for several days.
uncommon complications after dental work. Symptoms may be revealed
hours after the procedure when the patient is at home hence the patient may
present to a family doctor.
cheeks, and even their eyes if your dentist has to do more work on
soft tissues in the mouth the chances of swelling and
Periorbital oedema from Dental Procedure
of impacted lower and upper molars after some hours.
handheld, high-speed, compressed-air surgical drill to remove the tooth.
During the procedure, you may experience an abnormal sensation such
as a bubble moving up on the face or ears.
angle of the jaw and superiorly to the temporal and forehead
hemifacial swelling had underlying crepitus. Despite the
swelling, the extraocular movements, and visual acuity remains
normal. An intact suture and a blood clot may be revealed at the area of
extraction from the inspection of the oral cavity.
Subcutaneous Emphysema from Dental Procedure
Subcutaneous emphysema means the collection of air beneath the
subcutaneous tissue. It is commonly seen in facial bone fractures,
infection by gas-producing organisms, tracheostomies, and anterior neck
procedures especially the extraction of the third molar. It occurs due to
the use of high-speed surgical drills or compressed-air syringes or
air-driven surgical instruments.
of equipment can push compressed air into the space between tissue
especially if there is a break in the mucosa.
to the patient.
- An allergic reaction spreads by either the local anesthesia or
latex in the dentist’s gloves.
- Facial Haematoma
- Surgical emphysema is secondary to a fracture of the facial
produce the classical crackling sounds or crepitus of subcutaneous
Treatment Options for Subcutaneous Emphysema
Most of the cases will start resolving automatically after 2 to 3 days but
complete resolution takes 7 to 10 days.
case of entering oral bacteria into the air spaces directly or
should be admitted for the observation of cardiovascular compromise or
done in dangerous spaces that are emphysema10. it is unlikely to
be effective and may even promote the spread of emphysema.