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Swollen cheek, painful with a hard bump after having wisdom tooth out. Been on penicillin. Next?

I had all four wisdom teeth taken out Thursday. One side is very swollen and now has a hard lump inside the cheek that is very painful. Should I be concerned? The other side seems to be getting better but this side has this hard painful spot in the cheek. I have been on pencillin since surgery and on medrol to reduce swelling
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hi there
A WISDOM tooth extraction wound does pains if there is abscess below. which takes a little time to go off completely. increase the frequency of warm saline rinses . put cold fermentation from outside to subside the swelling. moreover you got all the 4 wisdom teeth extracted on same day which is not advised . its too much of exertion for anybody to take. healing will take time.
a complete extraction wound healing takes 3 months but pain should go off completely in 3 - 5 days.
there could also be chance of some broken root piece left inside the socket or a DRY SOCKET , or it might have caused CAVITY IN THE NEIGHBORING TOOTH ,to rule out that you need to visit your dentist again.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
hello there...wisdom tooth is a small surgical procedure that has few post surgical effects such as severe pain for the first 6 hours, swelling from the 2nd day that aggravates by 4th day and gradually subsides there after...few develop inability to open mouth as well, that would gradually improve.... these side effects of the surgery are considered absolutely normal and it would get back to normalcy in 7-8 days and for few it might extend for few more days.... if your surgery was done a week ago, if the same amount of swelling persists then get it examined by your doctor... antibiotics need not be taken for more than a week... get yourself examined...
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that wisdom teeth extraction is not a simple extraction.Its somewhat complicated surgical procedure & there are many post extraction effects that are seen like:-
-prolonged numbness due to local anaesthesia effect
-difficulty in opening mouth
You don't need to worry for any of these symptoms.
Take some rest & start with amoxiclav-625 twice a day along with zerodol-SP twice a day.Also take some multivitamin & antacid like rabeprazole 20 mg if acidity persists.Take all this for 3 days.
Along with that start warm saline rinses 24 hrs after extraction.This will help in healing.
Consult your dentist if problem persist.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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  User's Response
hi, i think you should wait for next 2-3 days, you are on good medicine but they will take time have patience
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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