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Swollen blood vessel in mouth, painful to touch, redness. Taking antibiotics for infection

Hi I have a what appears to be a swollen blood vessel in my mouth, on the bottom left quadrant, worst right above and lateral to a wisdom tooth and then radiating towards the front of my mouth. It is white, with the area around it slightly red. It is painful, but only to the touch, not really noticeable on its own. I am a 23 year old male, currently on antibiotics (2nd day of a 5 day regimen of azithromycin ) for an (I assume) unrelated infection. I was sick Tues-Thursday, but now feel quite better, and believe that this is something else entirely. I do smoke cigarettes, but do not think that this is relative.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello
Welcome to HCM
I went through your history & would like to tell you that your problem seems to be due to your wisdom tooth.I would like to ask you:-
-has your wisdom tooth fully erupted?
-do you experience difficulty in opening mouth??
-do you have habit of smoking??
-do you have difficulty in protruding tongue??
-is there blanching of oral mucosa??

If its related to wisdom teeth then you get it removed because its not of much use.
If you have smoking & other habits then it can be premalignant lesion.
White line is linea alba & is normal variant occur due to cheek biting.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
YOU HAVE TO SPECIFY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH NORMALLY AS BEFORE OR IF YOU HAVE NOTICED ANY SWELLING BELOW YOUR EAR OR ON YOUR FACE ON THE SIDE OF YOUR WISDOM TOOTH. BLOOD VESSELS ARE NOT SO SUPERFICIAL THAT YOU CAN APPRECIATE ITS PRESENCE.
YOU MUST HAVE SEEN THICKENING OF THE MUCOSA (INSIDE PART OF CHEEK IN THE MOUTH), THAT OCCURS BECAUSE OF INFLAMMATION WITH RESPECT TO YOUR WISDOM TOOTH. SMOKING WOULD AGGRAVATE THE CONDITION. ANTIBIOTICS WOULD RESOLVE YOUR PROBLEM TEMPORARILY. THE PERMANENT SOLUTION IS TO GET YOUR WISDOM TOOTH REMOVED FROM A ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON WHO ARE PIONEERS IN THE WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL. THE WHITE LINE YOU SEE IS BECAUSE OF THE ENTRAPMENT OF MUCOSA BETWEEN YOUR UPPER AND LOWER TEETH AND ITS CALLED CHEEK BITE.ITS NORMAL IN FEW INDIVIDUALS. IT BECOMES A MATTER OF CONCERN ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE BURNING SENSATION FROM THE WHITE LINE.
Answered: Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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