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Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Seek help: Any sudden pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be evaluated immediately. See your Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, General Physician, ENT Specialist, Urgent Care, or ER. Seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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2 days ago I awoke w/ a itching sensation on the linig of my upper lip. I scratched it w/ my teeth and a small bump appeared. What is it? Its stilhere

2 days ago I awoke w/ a itching sensation on the linig of my upper lip. I scratched it w/ my teeth and a small bump appeared. What is it? Its stilhere

See Your Dentist: The most common thing on the "lip stick" area of the upper lip is a cold sore caused by the herpes simplex virus. If it is on the inside, an aphthous ulcer (canker sore) is most likely. If it really started as a bump, the possibility is that a small saliva gland in the lip got clogged and you have a mucous retention cyst were the gland continues making saliva which is caught under the surface. ...Read more

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How long until i can feel my lip after wisdom tooth removal?

How long until i can feel my lip after wisdom tooth removal?

That depends: If we are talking about the local anesthetic administered to remove the tooth, then 2-4 hours. Sometimes difficult wisdom tooth extractions can lead to numbness lasting several days to weeks due to trauma to the nerves. In rare cases this can be permanent. You should talk to your oral surgeon about your particular case so they can give you better guidance. ...Read more

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Lip still numb after wisdom tooth removal? Should i be worried?

Lip still numb after wisdom tooth removal? Should i be worried?

It happens: After the extraction of a lower wisdom tooth, there can be some lingering numbness. This usually means the roots of the extracted tooth were very close to the inferior alveolar nerve which runs the length of the lower jawbone. Often the feeling will come back. Sometimes it doesn't and that is one of the unfortunate rare side effects of wisdom tooth extractions. See your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can upper lip hair removal cause single pus filled bump that starts tingling after being popped, very painful, and doesn't bleed but leak clear fluid?

Yes: It sounds like the procedure induced a "cold sore," or HSV1 eruption and you should be treated with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir asap. You can use Abreva which is over-the-counter. Avoid chocolate and nuts and triy to eat more chicken and yogurt. Don't have any more treatments until it clears up and be sure to pretreat with those same medicines before the next treatment. Also, stop pinching it! ...Read more

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How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

No: The lip will not be paralyzed. However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy". ...Read more

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What is this small bump near tooth extraction site?

What is this small bump near tooth extraction site?

Can't say: Without seeing it and knowing the history it is impossible to give you a straight answer. it may be nothing to worry about, the gums is healing and new tissue is trying to cover the area. if you have no pain you should not worry about it. If it is painful and the bump is getting bigger or bleeding you should call your dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction site grew a soft painless bump today it was bigger and i popped it it bled quite a bit now there is little blood and loose gumskin ?

Tooth extraction site grew a soft painless bump today it was bigger and i popped it it bled quite a bit now there is little blood and loose gumskin ?

Perfectly normal: This is perfectly normal and harmless. However, if you are experiencing pain that starts to get worse after two days is considered abnormal and you should see your dentist. This could be a sign of dry socket. ...Read more

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