A 41-year-old female asked:
I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. how many days til i start to worry? using heat & motrin
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
Oh no!: Start to worry now! and do not use heat! call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital. You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection.
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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible infection: Sounds like infection-your oral surgeon should be able to handle this easily. Call their office and relate what is happening-they might want to start you on an antibiotic. Nothing really to worry about-just need to be seen.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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