A 48-year-old female asked:
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i had bone graft done on lower jawbone for a dental implant. monday will be 4 weeks since procedure. have swelling & pain in neck & jaw. not in mouth.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs evalution: Please go back to the oral surgeon or dentist who did the procedure. You may have an infection.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Reevaluation: Aswith any surgery, the concern is infection. Please return to your treating general dentist or specialist for re-evaluation and, if necessary, treatment.
Answered on Jul 18, 2019

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