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I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. How many days til i start to worry? Using heat & motrin

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Oh no!

Start to worry now! and do not use heat! call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital.
You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection.

In brief: Oh no!

Start to worry now! and do not use heat! call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital.
You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection.
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Gitelman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible infection

Sounds like infection-your oral surgeon should be able to handle this easily.
Call their office and relate what is happening-they might want to start you on an antibiotic. Nothing really to worry about-just need to be seen.

In brief: Possible infection

Sounds like infection-your oral surgeon should be able to handle this easily.
Call their office and relate what is happening-they might want to start you on an antibiotic. Nothing really to worry about-just need to be seen.
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