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Painful mass of skin on cheek. Help

Hi I have this very painful mass of skin small ball kinnda looking is the best way to describe it since I have no clue what it is. It hurts so much I thought it was something with my wisdom tooth but no its on my cheek. I hurts when I bit to eat and even when I can eat I end up hitting the mass of skin in my cheek and makes it worse. It gets way worse at night not letting me sleep :( please help me
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on your description it sounds like you have an infection in your wisdom tooth which has spread to the buccal space in your mouth and has caused this area to swell up. It is very important to go into the dentist to get a Panoramic radiograph, vitality testing in the teeth and determine if extractions are necessary, or you need an immediate incision and drainage with antibiotic therapy to get the infection under control.

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Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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