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Hard painful bump in last molar, infected. What could be the bump?

Hi, my 17 year old daughter has a hard painful bump where her last molar used to be. She had the molar removed about a year ago because it was infected. We just went to the dentist however and it wasn t her wisdom teeth . The dentist aren t sure and she has to see an oral surgeon. Do you have any idea what the bump could be?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to ask you whether you have any pus discharge from that swelling??
That bump shows there is abscess formation in that teeth.It can be due to infection in last tooth or may be due to impacted wisdom tooth.For getting proper treatment you need to get it properly ruled out by getting an IOPAR done of that region.
Meanwhile you can start with Zerodol-SP thrice a day along with Novaclox-LB twice a day for three days.
Also do warm saline rinses twice a day.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
The bump in the gums is because of the infected tooth or the infection in the gum.Some times as it is difficult to clean the last tooth the gum around the tooth becomes infected with pain and swelling. Some times this problem is because of the impacted wisdom tooth.For this you have to visit the dentist and get the diagnosis made.The dentist will do the clinical eaminaton and take the radiograph to see whether the tooth is infected or it is the gum. Till then you can do the warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day.
Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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