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Wisdom tooth removed, cut gums, bleeding, large purple lump, difficulty closing mouth. Suggestions?

I had my left top wisdom tooth removed today and where it was removed the dentist cut my gum which didnt stop bleeding for several hours but now where the torth used to be I have a big purple ish lump it s larger than my other teeth and won t allow me to close my mouth properly and is quite painful Amy ideas on what this night be
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hi Eliseh,
Thank you and welcome to HCM

From your description you are presenting with a hematoma or an abscess. A doctor will need to take a closer look at it to evaluate. Do you present with any other symptoms like fever, chills, joint pains etc which could be signs of infection. For now, you will require an antiinflammatory such as aspirine ( which has thrombolytic properties too) in order to take care of the pains. Then revisit your dentist as soon as possible. It might require incision and drainage if pus collection or blood collected in a cavity.

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Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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