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Fort Eustis, VA
A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a knot on my inner right cheek that is swollen and so sore right next to where i had my wisdom tooth pulled. what could this be?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Inner cheek pain: If the wisdom tooth is a recent extraction, i would go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth. If it's directly in the middle of the inner cheek and gets worse with food in your mouth it could be a blocked salivary gland. I would go to an oral surgeon for evaluation.
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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Blocked wharton duct: Call your oral surgeon. He/she will want to know how you are doing. You may have a gland that is blocked in your cheek called wharton duct. It could also be infection or other. Get an appointment for follow up after your wisdom teeth extraction. This could also be the stitch coming out from tooth extraction if you feel a string.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 41 years experience
possible infection: I would suggest going back to your dentist who pulled the tooth for an evaluation and appropriate treatment before it gets worse.
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Last updated Dec 29, 2022

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