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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

Painful lump: That sounds like an infections which would require immediate treatment. Call and see your dentist as soon as possible. It might require removal of the wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Got a pea shaped lump on inside of my right cheek, not painful but starting to scare me as to what it is and what caused it :(?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Got a pea shaped lump on inside of my right cheek, not painful but starting to scare me as to what it is and what caused it :(?

Lump: For your peace of mind see a dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. He may want to take a biopsy of the lump fora definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Got a pea shaped lump on inside of my right cheek, not painful. Just appeared & i don't know what caused it or what it is, also would it be contagious?

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Cyst?: Most likely a cyst. Several causes. Should see a dentist or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
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I have this pump or lump inside my cheek above my jaw. It's not painful nor visible but I can feel it when I put pressure on it.

Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
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I have this pump or lump inside my cheek above my jaw. It's not painful nor visible but I can feel it when I put pressure on it.

Go to a doctor: If the lump does not resolve in a few days I would go to a regular doctor, an ENT or Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Meng Syn
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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Wisdom teeth extraction done over two weeks ago. Have a stitch on my lower left cheek on inside but it hasnt dissolved it's been 17 days and a hard painful lump has formed over it covering most of it?

Dr. Meng Syn
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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Wisdom teeth extraction done over two weeks ago. Have a stitch on my lower left cheek on inside but it hasnt dissolved it's been 17 days and a hard painful lump has formed over it covering most of it?

See the surgeon: You should have an appointment to see the dentist\surgeon that extracted the tooth. If the suture is non resorbable, it needs to be removed. If the lump is painful, you may have some inflammation or infections at the extraction site in which case you need to be seen. It is also possible that the area is still tender but healing normally. Best to go back to the dentist to have him check ...Read more

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Red patch inside cheek in mouth. Not swollen or painful, just raw to the touch. Been there 2 months. Lump on neck beside throat. Oral cancer?!

Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Almost unheard of: in a person of your age. However, infection is a real possibility. You have health insurance coverage. You should see your GP and have this checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
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I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried. How are these treated?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
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I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried.  How are these treated?

By draining it: If you have an abscess, the way to treat it is to have it drained. This is a very quick and easy procedure. The doctor will numb up your skin and use a sterile scalpel to open the abscess. Once it drains you will feel 100% better! Please don't wait and suffer. It will only get worse and more painful. ...Read more

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Dr. David Chrisman
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
28 years in practice
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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Dr. David Chrisman
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
28 years in practice
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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
8M people helped
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My brother has a lump on his left cheek from last 2 years.Before it was not painful but it started pain, redness and swelling.

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
8M people helped
My brother has a lump on his left cheek from last 2 years.Before it was not painful but it started pain, redness and swelling.

Lump inmouth: Because it is now painful you need to get him to a doctor to have it seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
42 years in practice
269K people helped
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I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

Dr. Bonnie Bock
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
42 years in practice
269K people helped
I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

2 different issues: When we as doctors see patients, we ask sevreral questions, to decide how to make a diagnosis and treatment. From the limited information provbided, it is not clear that these are related, or occur simultaneously or not anything including totally minor inflamed hair follicles, lymph nodes , or herpes simplex, or other stds could be prresent. ...Read more

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