A 25-year-old male asked:
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i have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth i was wondering what it could be and how i could fix it.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Knot: The knot is due a swollen lymph gland due to your abscessed teeth. Removal of the bad teeth and treatment with antibiotics should shrink the nodes over time.
Answered on Jul 6, 2016
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgery knot: You do not say how long ago you had the surgery or where it was located. In all probability the area is still swollen from the original infection. This will resolve as the area heals. After surgery ice should be applied for 1-2 days, and then moist heat, as per instructions from your surgeon. To alleviate your concern, call your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 6, 2016
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Dr. Talib Najjar
7 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fibroma: Local excision.
Answered on Jul 6, 2016
Dr. Reena Gupta
18 years experience Dentistry
Maybe inflammed node: Lymph nodes get inflammed and palpable when infection present..Check with your dentist if antibiotics were not given..If given and extraction was recently done should disappear within a week..Good toget it checked ..
Answered on Jul 6, 2016

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