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Bumps On The Upper Lip After Tooth Removal
Had upper molar extracted and noticed cheek around that is fuller.. Notice a pocket inside my cheek extending from the area of extraction to the cheek?
Examination: Call the surgeon who extracted your tooth for a post operative exam. Hard to picture what you are describing, especially the "pocket". ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have swelling on my gum line right above the tooth behind my canine tooth on the right side upper mouth, and there are 3 bumps on the gums. Bad?
What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?
Pain on the inside of my bottom lip where lip connects to gum. No sores only red and sore on both gum and lip it only on bottom 2 front teeth only. ?
Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Could be some irritation around gum tissue or cheek, (maybe bit the cheek,) or possibly an infection of the tooth, gum or both. ...Read more
Not uncommon: If your tooth was fully erupted and is a tooth with large roots, you can have a fairly sizeable hole in the extraction site. ...Read more
Over-biting of my upper lips has formed a triangle red patch on lower part of my upper lips. The skin peels off automatically and my lip color differ?
Dry rough tongue after four wisdom tooth removal and I've noticed yellow patches at the back and sides of the tongue. What could this be?
I have an infected gland on the inside of my lower lip however the growth sits on the border between inner and outer lip. How badly will this scar?
Scars and infections: Infections such as this typically need to be treated with drainage and allowing them to heal. The scar will depend on how bad the infection was, location, how long it takes to heal and genetics. Scar revisions typically can be performed several months after the drainage as a separate procedure to improve the scar. Get seen by a doctor to evaluate this quickly! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more
Yes: Wharton's duct is the submandibular duct located lateral to the lingual frenum on the front side of the floor of the mouth. I have seen that area bruised before because of an ill fitting temporary or a bruise from a change in the occlusion and the way one eats without your lower front teeth. Depending on how much bone loss, you can get a hematoma in that area also. A visual exam is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: That happens sometimes. It could be from several things including accidentally biting your lip while still numb. Ask your dentist about it and what you should do, if anything. ...Read more
Upper molar extracted 5 days ago. Some of the roots broke off but were removed.Today l noticed small spots on gum near extration site and a bit sore?
Tooth: Make sure it is not getting infected. Take pain relief, oral antibiotics and rinse your mouth with salt water , at least, after every time you eat. U don't want food stuck at the site. If getting worse with swelling get back to your dentist sooner than later . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My isdom tooth on the bottom has started cutting the inside of my jaw and my cheek is swollen will it heal itself ?
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I have a bony protrution on the underside of my jaw follwing wisdom teeth extraction. What is it?
Lingual Bone: The bone can be very thin on the lingual (tongue) side of a lower wisdom tooth. Sometimes during the removal of a lower wisdom tooth, the thin layer of bone can expand due to the pressure applied to the tooth during removal. When this occurs some patients may feel bone protruding through the tissue with irritation to the tongue. Your dentist or surgeon can evaluate the area and advise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheek swelling and cheek and lip numbness after a root canal. Had one done yesterday, it was infected at the time. Half of my bottom lip is still numb?
Post-op: You had an infection and micro-surgery. Some swelling is to be anticipated. Numbness may be due to the swelling or the injection. Give it 48 hours from the time of treatment. Apply cold compresses 1st day, warm compresses 2nd day. Take all prescribed meds exactly as directed. If problem does not begin to resolve by the 48 hour mark, call your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers