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Teeth pulled, tender cheeks, bump formed, swollen jaw. Treatment for pain?

Hi this past Tuesday I had 2 teeth pulled, both upper1 on each side. I havent had any pain really at the sites, howver yesterday I notoced that my cheek had become tender (to touch only), by last night a bump formed & my skin was a little bit red/ruddy at the area. I woke up today and the area is swollen & very tender if i touch it woth my tongue or hand . It is in my cheek & not the jaw or bone.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The pain and bump in cheeks is due to the dry socket developed at the extraction socket.
To relieve the pain,maintain good oral hygiene.
frequent warm saline gargle and betadine rinse can be done.
The extraction socket can be done dressing with ZOE/IODOFORM PASTE.
application of cold packs may be helpful.
Take complete course of antibiotics prescribed by your dentist.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bump and swollen gums can be due to traumatic extraction , left over tooth particle , bony spicule , heamatoma formation .

Visit an Oral Surgeon , get complete clinical evaluation done .
Take an x-ray .
Take antibiotics and analgesics .
Use saline water gargles .
Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine gargles twice daily

Hope this helps out .

Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

Swelling occurs after a tough wisdom tooth extraction. The swelling reaches it's maximum around the fourth day after the surgery and then slowly goes down for about a week.

To reduce the swelling, put a bag of ice around the extraction area right after the surgery. Anti-inflammatory drugs also can reduce the swelling.

After Surgery you should initially apply ice, then after 24 hours apply moist heat. This will help in reducing the swelling. Swelling usually appears the next day after surgery and is a natural process of healing. For the pain take the Painkiller medicine prescribed by the surgeon

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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