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hard lump in cheek after wisdom tooth extraction

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Sometimes there is trauma or bruising of the muscles during the extraction and this may be the reason why it is still hard to open your mouth. This wi ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible Infection: The late swelling coupled with difficulty opening your mouth could represent a postoperative infection. You should return to your dentist and/or surg ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Not to Worry: Depending on when your surgery was, a cellulitis is a firm swelling in soft tissue and can be a prelim to abcess (infection) . If the ext. was a while ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You have to: believe what your doctor told you , wait few more days for the swelling to go dow, and go for a follow up visit. IF you are not satisfied look for a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
What to do: Call the dentist who just treated you. He\she will know best and whether or not you need to be seen back in the office.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 years experience Dentistry
Edge of the extracti: Most likely it is the edge of the extraction siteand the gingiva has been lacerated exposing the bone itself. Most times it heals but sometimes it ha ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Abscess: Will take several months to soften up. Apply warm moist compresses
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sutures: The oral surgeon placed sutures at the surgical site to gain primary closure over the wound. Regarding the paresthesia on your lower lip, it is import ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: after wisdom tooth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. The bone and soft tissue can take up to 6 months to heal completely.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
24 hours: For a simple extraction, swelling usually resolves within 24 hours or less. If the extraction was complicated or infected, it may take a few days lon ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Possible infection: You may need antibiotics, and you should definitely call your providers office for answers. If this is recent extractions, then it is not unusual, if ... Read More

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