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Bumps On The Upper Lip After Tooth Removal
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.?
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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Three months after tooth removal, some numbness from anesthesia still hasn't worn off. It's on lower left lip, I got crooked lip. Can anything be done?
Probably nothing: But wait at this point but need to discuss with your dentist ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 14 more doctor answers
How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?
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