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Have bumps behind molars. Hurts to touch. Had wisdom tooth removed. Advice?

there are two bumps behind the furthest back molars on the top of my mouth. both of these have been there, however the one on my right has become larger and hurts to the touch and even sometimes when I'm swallowing. i have had sinus congestion as well the past few days, however that may be nothing more than my seasonal allergies. i have gotten my wisdom teeth out, however i do not remember how many i had before the surgery and whether or not any were left in my mouth. i want to stress these bumps are not along my gum line, rather they are towards the roof of my mouth, behind the top rows of teeth. thanks
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for choosing health care magic forum.
The bump may be arised due to deep dental caries resulting in abscess formation.
I would advice you to visit your dentist and get thorough clinical evaluation done.
Root canal treatment has to be done if required.
The pus within the bump has to be completely drained out.
Take complete course of antibiotics after consulting with your dentist.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Get routine dental check-up in every 6 months.
Use Listerine mouthrinse to gargle.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sushma Rajesh's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand that you are having problem with swelling in your mouth. Is the swelling soft or hard? You also mentioned that you have undergone wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling could be from a decayed tooth. There is a possibility that difficulty in swallowing can also be due to inflammed tonsils. Did you get fever? It is better to see a dentist to check if the swelling is of dental origin. Also since you mentioned you have sinus congestion check with an ENT for sinusitis and tonsillitis .
Take Care

Dr.Sushma Rajesh
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and often impacted, malpositioned, this area is difficult to clean and leads to food accumulation and bacterial infection leading to inflammation and swelling of overlying gums known as Pericoronitis.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, take anOPG x-ray and plan for the extraction of the tooth.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline gargles.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

According to your history i can suspect the bumps on the roof of the mouth is arising from some infected tooth and has no no concern with th wisdom tooth as it has been extracted already.

The infection has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues.

This type of periodontal abscess drains in the oral cavity and may lead to nausea and vomiting.

This type of periodontal abscess needs to be drained and compressed in position and then followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesic will subside the symptoms of pain and swelling. .

once the abscess is drained the infected tooth needs to be explored again for root canal procedure.

you need to get an x ray done the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi there
thanks for asking your query

bumps on roof of mouth can be caused by several reasons like abscess,bony growth any infection or by dental cause
rare cause is any malignancy in sinuses leads to formation of bu p on roof of mouth
consult a dentist for a complete evaluation
if its a dental cause get the tooth treated with root canal
if its an abscess then it should be drained
it maybe related to your wisdom tooth removal if the extraction socket got nfected or if any root is left behind during extraction,this can be ruled by xray examination,so consult a dentist
meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene
do saline rinses
hope this will help
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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