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Wisdom tooth removed, lump behind tooth, sore throat, pain in mouth. Treatment?

Hi! I ve had my bottom wisdom teeth pulled a little less than a year ago. I have a lump right behind my left back tooth that seems like it could be popped but cannot. It s giving me a small sore throat and causing pain on the left side of my mouth. What can I do to get rid of this and make sure it doesn t happen again? The lump can be moved a bit.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i am glad you wrote in, first of all, i need to know that which side of wisdom tooth did you got extracted, was it left or right.
the lump which is present may be due to infection and inflammation of the gingival flap.
if the pain is present on the same side from where the wisdom tooth was removed, then may be a tooth remnant is present following extraction, but if not, then it is due to pericoronitis, i.e inflammation of the gingival flap that covers your erupting tooth(wisdom tooth).
i would advise you to perform warm saline rinses(3-4 times/day),
use an antibacterial mouth rinse(betadine) twice/day,
and kindly visit you dentist who will prescribe you medications after a thorough clinical check-up.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
since you got your wisdom tooth extracted there shouldnt
be such pain.i think remnant of your tooth is present which
got infected and lump seem to be infected gingival flap.
i would advice you to get a dental xray done of that area.
antibiotics and analgesics should be prescribed.betadiene
gargle will provide relief.
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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