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Painful large knot at the extracted impacted wisdom tooth area. Done oral surgery. Is it normal?

I had oral surgery on Monday, April 16th 2012. I had 21 teeth surgically removed, including an impacted wisdom tooth in the lower left jaw . On Thursday, April 19th, I developed a large knot the size of pinball in a pinball machine and it s hard, on the outside of my jawline, where the extraction of the impacted wisdom tooth took place. Is this normal? I have spoke to several people whom had the same surgery and they tell me they never expeirenced this. It s very painful. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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hello and welcome to hcm,
if you are experiencing some discharge from that area, then go for antibiotic regimen and visit the surgeon. it might be dry socket or the knot may be due to some extra bone cutting.
take one combination antibiotic for e.g ornidazole and ofloxacin combination with pain killer.
visit the oral surgeon asap.
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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