I have had a swollen cheek for over 13 months. While it does not hurt, I do worry about what is causing it! The first time anyone noticed, I was at a walk-in clinic because my throat hurt. Little did I know that a sore throat would soon become part of my life!
After repeated bouts of strep throat (one was so bad that I ended up in the hospital, and then with a home-care nurse for a week) and tonsillitis, I had my tonsils and adenoids removed. I had my tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy Dec. 9th, 2008.
Unfortunately, having my tonsils and adenoids did not change the swollen cheek situation, although I have only had strep once since then - hurrah! I have visited my ENT, had a CT scan (nothing abnormal), and visited my dentist, where I had a full dental scan (again, nothing abnormal). My cheek is swollen enough that some people notice (a walk-in doctor, co-workers, etc.), but still not swollen enough that everyone notices.