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Will the skin tag after removal of wisdom teeth cure its own?

Hello. I had my wisdom teeth extracted three days ago and I have developed a "skin tag" near the extraction site. It is on my cheek, however. I am not sure if I bit it while my mouth was numb or something else happened. It causes a little bit of pain and I was wondering if this will heal on its own or I need to call my doctor.
Wed, 28 May 2014
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Hello dear,
Just be relaxed and keep calm. I will definitely help you with the my best possible advice.Most probably it will heal on its own.
• The skin tag What you have seen on cheek may be due to the injury caused during the extraction of the wisdom tooth..
Here I am advising few things which will fasten the healing process.
• Try to have more of green vegetables and fruits.
• Use of betadene gargle (povidone iodine solution) readily available in medical stores twice daily. Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after rinsing mouth with betadene gargle.
Multivitamin tablet once daily for 1 week.
- Apply topical gels like metrogyl-DG forte or Rexidine M gel over the skin tags thrice daily for 3-5 days.
Most probably symptoms should start subsiding by 2-3 days.
Hope this will help you
Thank You
Take Care
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