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Wisdom teeth bump

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Anytime one experiences pain in their mouth, they should see a dentist to see what's causing it. It takes time for the socket and tissues to heal ... Read More
Dr. R Lee Hinson
38 years experience Dentistry
The healing tissue: Around the are of your extraction can be sore for several weeks after surgery. Yes it can be a "bump" and you should expect it to become less promine ... Read More
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Can be: Yes. It is possible that scar tissue from an extraction can create a "bump" that can become tender if traumatized by a crust if toast, bacon ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See dentist: You need to see a dentist to have the wisdom tooth and gingiva evaluated to determine proper treatment of the situation. You might need to have the to ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably normal: I assume by your question you mean after wisdom tooth extraction. Those symptoms would be normal shortly after surgery. If more than a week has transp ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. See your dentis ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: It depends how long ago the wisdom tooth was removed and whether the "bump" is normal anatomy, in the process of healing and reshaping over time, or a ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Maybe: A bump may simple mean that there is a normal area of bone or tissue underneath. Or it could mean that there is an infection. An infection could be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
Infection?: Are the wisdom teeth still present? If so, it could be the teeth erupting. At age 41, it is unlikely. There is a space between the last tooth and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Most likely: One of the main symptoms of wisdom tooth problem is when they try to come in and cause your gums on top of them to swell. You tend to bite on this wh ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
How long ago: was the tooth removed? Have the surgeon who removed the tooth follow up and address your concerns.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: It will take a dental exam with X-ray to find out what is causing this bump and the best treatment. Schedule an appointment ASAP.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Go to the dentist and have the dentist radiograph all four wisdom teeth to make sure that they are coming in correctly and there is adequate room. It ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Parotid duct: Check with your dentist. Could be a normal parotid duct. X-rays will be needed
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Your bump: Is probably a lymph gland which may be enlarged because your wisdom teeth are coming in. If it persists more than two weeks or if there is pain, swell ... Read More
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