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Lump on left jaw line, near wisdom teeth, growing in size. Due to flu?

I have a lump that has popped up on my left jaw line, on the outside, right where wisdom teeth are. I can t move it, and it doesn t really hurt unless I mess with it. It has doubled in size the past 3 days, however my wife has had the flu the past week, and I ve started to feel a little ill myself. Wondering what could be going on here?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Lump arised at the site of wisdom tooth may be due to-
Abscess developed due to gingivitis or deep caries.
I would advice you to get a deep scaling done.
A detailed clinical as well as x-ray evaluation will give the diagnosis.
Pus has to be drained and curetted.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Gargle frequently using warm saline or chlorhexidine mouthrinses.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 28 May 2013
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