A 17-year-old female asked:
Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). is this normal?
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Dr. Paul Grinanswered
Pain Management 38 years experience
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment.
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Dr. Scott Petersanswered
Dentistry - Pediatric 31 years experience
Can have swelling: You may have swelling for a number of days. I would suggest seeing the oral surgeon that took you wisdom teeth out.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2016
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