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A 32-year-old male asked:

Dear doctors, i am 32m & having a small lump right below the left jawline painful when turning the head. having a scratch near wisdom tooth. pl advice?

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Dr. Thomas V. Dembski
Dentistry - Cosmetic 43 years experience
Poss. gum infection: Common to have deep gum pockets around a wisdom tooth that can accumulate food debris 'cause it hard to clean. Try vigorous rinsing 4-5x/day with hydrogen peroxide diluted 50/50 with water and meticulously brushing and flossing everytime you eat. If it gets worse or does not resolve in 5-6 days have a dentist evaluate the area before it gets out of hand.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
Infection: Your symptoms are that of an infection. This is common around wisdom teeth that are partially erupted, because food and bacteria can get there and you can't clean this. It is important to see a dentist asap and get this infection treated. This can be serious if it is not treated.
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Last updated May 6, 2016


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