Facial Swelling—Where to Next?

Katharine N. Ciarrocca, Sajitha Kalathingal, Brittany Klein

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e181-e184
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020


  • dental infection
  • facial swelling
  • interprofessional
  • oral health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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