A 28-year-old female asked:
4 wisd. teeth removed 1 week ago - new pea-size hard lump on lower left inner cheek near site, no pain just discomfort + more swelling on that side?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Akua Agyeman answered
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Nothing to fear: Given the fact that you just had teeth removed, it is most likely either an infected lymph node or salivary gland. It should resolve itself in a few weeks. If not it getting bigger or develop signs of major infection like fever, chills, facial swelling then see a dr as you may need antibiotics
Answered on Jun 6, 2017
Dr. Alexandre Furman answered
Specializes in Pulmonology
Teeth: Could be an abscess in development vs healing and granuloma formation. Could also be just a stitch pushing thru. See ur Doctor to examine it.
Answered on Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Return: Return to the Oral Surgeon or Dentist who did the extractions for a post surgical reevaluation.
Answered on May 9, 2017
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
New lump: The key word in your question is "new". A new lump indicates something is going on that would not occur with the normal healing process. There is a slight chance that you are feeling a mandibular torus or exostosis that was there previously but didn't notice until you started searching around with your tongue. This is not uncommon. However, this needs to be evaluated asap. Speak to your dentist.
Answered on May 11, 2017
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