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Had jaw revisional surgery. Got swollen gland. Any infection?

hi i just had a jaw revisional surgery last tuesday. Had an overgrowth of bone removed from a mandibular setback. everything seemed fine until this morning I woke up with a swollen gland on my left side (where your jaw meets your cheek) I went to my OS today for a follow up and he didn t think it was an infection or seemed concerned. should i worry? I do not feel sick but i have never experienced a swollen gland before.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Swollen gland after jaw rev is ional surgery may be due to-inflammation or dislocation of jaws.

Take antibiotics as well as analgesics.

A thorough clinical as well as x-ray evaluation is necessary to rule out the underlying cause.

If necessary,surgery has to be repeated.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Avoid mouth opening too widely as well as stressful loads on jaws.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 7 Nov 2013
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