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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

Mouth (Definition)

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


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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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Small bump on my gum about 2 weeks after wisdom tooth removal. Is this an infection?

Generally Not: It is generally part of the healing tissue that will take several weeks to heal. It heals from the inside out and not from the outside in. ...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?

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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Is it normal for your mouth to still hurt 4 weeks after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it normal for your mouth to still hurt 4 weeks after wisdom tooth removal?

Post op pain: One month of pain after extractions does not seem right. Have the oral su (geon take another look to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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How should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

How should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Very Gently: If your dentist didn't give you a prescription mouthwash to use, simply use warm salt-water. It's important to keep the area clean, and brushing might be a bit uncomfortable for a few days. More importantly, however, swish very gently, so you don't disturb with wound. Ideally, hold the rinse in your mouth and slowly tilt your head back and forth, instead of gargling or swishing vigorously. ...Read more

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I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

Very common: After wisdom tooth surgery. A bad taste in your mouth can be removed with saltwater rinsing and proper oral hygiene. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to get this nasty taste out of my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

What can I do to get this nasty taste out of my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Saltwater rinses: Saltwater rinses are usually safe and they will help cover up a bad taste. If it doesn't go away in another 24 hrs go back to the doctor who did the surgery or call back to ask for more detailed instructions. ...Read more

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Three days after wisdom tooth removal, horrible throbbing headache mostly if I move my head a certain way. Is this common? What should I do?

Three days after wisdom tooth removal, horrible throbbing headache mostly if I move my head a certain way. Is this common? What should I do?

Please call your Dr: In most cases it's sounds like the symptoms of a (dry socket) do not rinse your mouth, spit mean while take pain medication until u get to the office, ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth removal and now have a metallic taste in mouth. What do I do?

Wisdom tooth removal and now have a metallic taste in mouth. What do I do?

Metallic taste: It depends on when you have extracted your wisdom tooth. Was is recent extraction or has it been some time since you have had the extraction done. Did you have amalgam, silver filling in the tooth previously. It is rare to have a side affect after the surgery that you have mentioned. ...Read more

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I have an awful rancid taste in my mouth and yellowing of my tongue x6 days after wisdom tooth removal. Not being made better by salt rinses. Normal?

I have an awful rancid taste in my mouth and yellowing of my tongue x6 days after wisdom tooth removal. Not being made better by salt rinses. Normal?

Post wisdom teeth: Have you been brushing your teeth and tongue? What is your pain level? Contact the extracting dentist or oral surgeon for the best answer to your problem. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth extraction site get infected 3 weeks after removal? I'm having some mouth pains around where they were pulled and some in my neck.

Yes: It is possible that you may have lodged some food debris in the healing extraction socket or that there are some spicules of bone or tooth debris that is still in the socket and is exfoliating. Swelling and bleeding would be indications of infection. It's unlikely a dry socket. Neck pain can possibly be muscle strain or TMJ from procedure. Contact the oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?

Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?

Salt water: ..but not too soon after the surgery so you don't dislodge the blood clot. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and is primarily indicated for a condition called Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis or Trenchmouth. It needs to be diluted before oral use. Warm salt water OTOH, is benign and quite helpful in your situation. ...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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Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction. What could this be from?

Post Extraction: Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction? This question requires more information such as time frame after surgery, location of sore areas etc. In any case I suggest that you return to the performing health care provider for an exam and to evaluate whether you are healing appropriately and have your concerns addressed. ...Read more

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Having tooth extraction and bone graft/"sinus bump" on monday and I'm terrified. What should I expect?

Having tooth extraction and bone graft/"sinus bump" on monday and I'm terrified. What should I expect?

Not as bad as you th: It should not be as bad as you think, there is going to be some swelling, and discomfort maybe for 1-2 days, but controlable easy with pain medication. Do not worry. ...Read more

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I have hard red bump on cheek after lower wisdom tooth extraction?

I have hard red bump on cheek after lower wisdom tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction: Is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. If you have undergone the tedious procedure of surgical extraction, this hard red bump on your cheek or knot like feeling is nothing, but post operative effects of the procedure. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment.
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I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?

I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?

Not normal: Go see the dentist who did the extraction ASAP - Monday! It sounds like infection and must be treated before it spreads. Even the ER is a choice if they have no opening tomorrow. This may be fine as soon as you are treated, so don't panic - but w/o treatment this may be very bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the inside of my lower lip only painful when rubbed against my tooth no discoloration any idea what it could be?

Fibroma: Frequent rubbing, biting on and area can cause a small growth. These are usually harmless but can be irritating. The only way to, learn exactly what is gong on in your mouth is to see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Painful white bump in front of tooth I bite the inside of my lip and now I cant tell if it's irritated or maybe it's something other then just a bump?

Painful white bump in front of tooth I bite the inside of my lip and now I cant tell if it's irritated or maybe it's something other then just a bump?

Likely benign: It's common for irritated areas of the buccal surface of the lips cheek to become white and very painful ones they are irritated. I would recommend giving this another few days and if it worsens then please consult with one of us digitally so that we can view some images of this lesion. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago I fell and cut the inside of my upper lip on my tooth. It's healed but there's still a knot in my lip. Will it go away?

A few weeks ago I fell and cut the inside of my upper lip on my tooth. It's healed but there's still a knot in my lip. Will it go away?

Probably.: It takes a while (perhaps a few months) before the newly-grown connective tissue filling the wound has a chance to mature, but it eventually will, allowing the lump in the lip to resolve. This assumes that there is no embedded foreign matter in your lip, and you don't develop a mucous retention cyst, which is an occasional complication of lip wounds. ...Read more

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When I softly touch the middle part of my upper lip, I have shooting pain to 1 of my upper right tooth inside my gum area.

When I softly touch the middle part of my upper lip, I have shooting pain to 1 of my upper right tooth inside my gum area.

Could be: Many things including an abscess or the start of an abscess related to the tooth or the gum surrounding the tooth. Please see your dentist asap to determine exactly what the problem is so it can be addressed before the next holiday so you can enjoy the holiday. ...Read more

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A car door hit my upper lip & I got a fat lip. Should I worry about my upper central incisor? The tooth isn't sore & it doesn't hurt to eat or chew.

Should be OK: If the tooth is not loose or painful, I would not be worrying too much. The trauma to the lip caused it to swell but that should subside in a couple of days. If it is not painful, no need to do anything. If it is too sore, motrin/aleve/tylenol may help. If things don't get better or if worsen over next couple of days, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my inner lip, as well as others in my cheeks, my. Gums and there's one in the back behind my tooth. Haven't been near anyone w herpes?

I have a bump in my inner lip, as well as others in my cheeks, my. Gums and there's one in the back behind my tooth. Haven't been near anyone w herpes?

Many: Many causes for "bumps", and your bumps may have many coincident causes. Important that you see your Dentist as soon as possible for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Don't put off being examined. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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