There are a number of things that can cause cheek dents. The most common cause is a virus, which leads to swollen glands and an infection in the cheek. Other causes include:
Infection: An infection or other condition in the mouth can cause swelling of the cheeks, leaving them tender and sometimes painful.
Sore throat: A sore throat can also lead to swollen cheeks and pain.
Allergies (seasonal): Seasonal allergies are one of the most common causes of swollen cheeks during spring, summer and fall. This is because there are more outdoor allergens during these seasons, including pollen, dust mites and pets’ dander (skin flakes).
Poor oral hygiene: When people do not brush their teeth properly or use toothpaste that is too strong for their teeth, they can cause irritation in their gums or decay in their teeth.
Medications: Some medications can also increase blood pressure and make blood vessels constrict in a way that makes them look swollen. For example.
Last modified: September 19, 2022