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Is Tenderness In Cheek Normal After Septoplasty?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I had a septoplasty done 8 days ago. My breathing gas gotten much better but now my cheeks are tender to the touch? Is this normal? My back teeth are also a little tender when my feet hit the floor. Is this part of septoplasty recovery?
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Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Slight pain is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Slight pain over the cheek and teeth is normal and can be due to swelling and irritation of the nerves. Just take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day and tablet paracetamol 500mg for the pain.

However if the pain is more or if you develop a cheek swelling then it is likely that you have developed a sinusitis and may need additional medications like antibiotics. For this you will have to meet your operating surgeon and get examined by him.

Take care


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Is Tenderness In Cheek Normal After Septoplasty?

Brief Answer: Slight pain is normal Detailed Answer: Hello Slight pain over the cheek and teeth is normal and can be due to swelling and irritation of the nerves. Just take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day and tablet paracetamol 500mg for the pain. However if the pain is more or if you develop a cheek swelling then it is likely that you have developed a sinusitis and may need additional medications like antibiotics. For this you will have to meet your operating surgeon and get examined by him. Take care