:( My name is Jay and yesterday around late afternoon my very good friend Scott came to me and pointed out the fast growing swelling on the left side of his face it starts right at the upper lip and gradually gets larger around the nose/cheek area. The swelling is sort of soft yet medium-hard underneath the skin, he said it's slightly painful but it looks a lot worse than it feels I guess. I believe it's a dental abscess, but i did want to mention unfortunately he snorted a small amount of table salt (Morton's), hopefully that will not have an effect on your decision to answer this request. I am really concerned. Thank you so much!