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Had wisdom tooth extracted. Having swollen cheeks, blood in phlegm while coughing, difficulty in swallowing. Normal?

Hi doctor..i just had my wisdom tooth removed 3 days common i am having swollen cheeks...but apart from this im also having some bleeding from my throat (i suppose tonseils)... when i cough and spit the flum out...7/10 times i have some stint of blood mixed with it...also while swallowing food it is paining in my throat. Is it normal after tooth extraction ? to get the throat healed asap ?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hello there...Pain radiating to throat is very common following third molar removal...Dont worry the pain would subside in the next couple of days...keep gargling salt water 4-5 times a day. Dont forcefully cough and spit that would cause blood from the socket to come out...Little blood with more saliva would make you psychologically feel that you are spitting more blood...swelling is a part of the surgical procedure that would come down in week's time...
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that pain,swelling & difficulty in opening mouth are common symptoms seen after third molar extraction.Its nothing much to worry about because it will resolve within few days.
I would suggest you to avoid spitting because it will just disturb healing of socket.
Take prescribed medicines by your dentist.
Do warm saline rinses twice a day.
Visit your dentist for regular check-up.

Take Care
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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