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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Lulu. Part of your questions appears to be cut off; what is swollen? I only see: her lower part of the is swollenIs she eating? If you lift her lip, are her gums pink in color?
I do see your picture, thanks.The most common reason for there to be swelling at that area is an infected tooth. The roots of the largest upper back tooth reaches right up under the eye.
If I could, I would check her teeth. Antibiotics may help for awhile but most of the time the tooth needs to be extracted or have a root canal.
Thanks. That is a classic appearance for a tooth root abscess.
You regular vet should be able to help you. This is a pretty common thing to see.
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If it is an infected tooth, antibiotics won't help, or will only help for a little while. The infected tooth needs to be extracted, or have a root canal. The infection can't clear up as long as the infected tooth is there. This condition is painful so I would also consider getting pain medication.An Xray of the tooth will tell for sure if this is a tooth infection. If it is, it needs to come out or be treated. Usually we just pull the tooth rather than the more expensive root canal.Please let me know if my answer is helpful, and how she is doing.