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Had abscessed tooth removed. Feeling lump and pain between the tooth and the cheek. Worrisome

I had an abscessed tooth removed last Thursday. There is currently no pain at the removal site. However, there is pain at the site where the abscess had formed, between the tooth and the cheek, and I am also now feeling like there is a small lump in thet area. Can you tell me what that lump is. I am still on my antibiotics regime.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hi..the lump is due to the deposition of pus in that area..evenif your teeth has got removed the pus within the absess has to drain outside.if the lump persist for more than a week,consult your dentist and he will drain the absess.its better to take your antibiotics after draining the absess,orelse it can result in antibioma..hope you get well soon.
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
abscess formation in the bone due to localized infection leads to expansion of the cortical bone plates.
when the cause of infection is removed the inflammation stars to subside slowly. the same is happening in your case too. there is nothing to worry. as soon as the inflammation is completely gone the lump you are feeling will disappear too. it will take another 1 week at least.
take care
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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