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I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 months ago and this morning I noticed a hard lump on my lower left jaw that is now swollen and painful. What is it?

I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 months ago and this morning I noticed a hard lump on my lower left jaw that is now swollen and painful. What is it?

See your dentist: It sounds like there might be a high probability of an old root tip or bone fragment that got left behind. See your dentist for x-ray. diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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I know my wisdom teeth are coming in impacted, but right now my mouth is slightly swollen and I can barely open my jaw and I'm in a lot of pain ?

I know my wisdom teeth are coming in impacted, but right now my mouth is slightly swollen and I can barely open my jaw and I'm in a lot of pain ?

Pericornitis: Sounds like pericornitis - inflammation/infection around a partially erupted tooth. You can get some relief from ibuprofen (tylenol (acetaminophen) not as effective) and warm salt water rinses. A dentist can prescribe an antibiotic to help. Need to consider extracting this tooth when all is back to normal as the condition is likely to recur and may be worse and harder to cure next time. ...Read more

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Hi my glands under my jaw line are swollen and my gums where my bottom 2 wisdom teeth will come through are swollen and is affecting my hearing help?

Infection ?: Very possible. Those wisdom teeth may need to be extracted. Please call a dentist for an emergency appointment. Swelling in the throat can soon become life threatening. ...Read more

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5 days ago removed two impacted wisdom teeth. Left side is healing great, while the right has a swollen lymph node on the jaw. Slight throbbing :( ?

5 days ago removed two impacted wisdom teeth. Left side is healing great, while the right has a swollen lymph node on the jaw. Slight throbbing :( ?

Infection: The swollen lymph node is a good indicator of infection. If you got antobiotics from the sutgeon the day of your surgery and have been taking them then they may not be effective. If not then call them and ask for a prescription. Either way this problem needs to be addressed asap. ...Read more

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How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

How can lock jaw effect wisdom teeth removal?

Access: Your ability to open wide because of a TMJ probem will make it difficult to get access to remove wisdom teeth. Often the limited oral opening must be treated before the wisdom teeth can be removed. It is a matter of degree. This type of problem is routine for a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw stiffness after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw stiffness after wisdom teeth removal?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some tightness of the muscles that are used to open and close the jaws after having wisdom teeth removed. Moist heat applied to the affected areas can provide relief for many patients. ...Read more

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How do you relieve pain from swollen gums around wisdom teeth?

How do you relieve pain from swollen gums around wisdom teeth?

See your dentist: This is often a sign of an infection called pericoronitis. This usually results because the wisdom teeth can't erupt all the way. Other causes may be dental decay or periodontal disease. You should see your dentist to figure out exactly what is going on, but it probably means you need your wisdom tooth or teeth removed. ...Read more

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Can your jaw get stiff when wisdom teeth are in the gums still?

Yes: Common wisdom tooth symptoms. See the wisdom tooth experts - oral & maxillofacial surgeons for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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