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Wisdom teeth removed, full jawline bruised, swollen. Quick remedy ?

My daughter had her wisdom teeth out a week ago. She had swelling so bad on her one side we made a trip to the er. Bruising is terrible. Full jawline, (and on the side with extreme swelling bruised eye,and mid cheek to nearly her sternum. She actually has 3 finger print bruises ( still blue) on her upper neck. (The area where he was holding her jaw open.) Inside her mouth (3 teeth length) in front of her wisdom tooth removal site has running stitches from gum to her cheek. As the swelling has started to go down a hard lump has formed, not near the tooth removal site but on the site where the gum has been stitched to the cheek. She has been taking antibiotics since the removal. I want to know what could cause the need for the extra stitches and if this kind of extreme bruising is normal for this procedure. ( she is on no daily meds and does not normally bruise easy)
Asked On : Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your symptoms i suppose that you might have developed infection at the site of the surgery, swelling is very common after wisdom tooth removal it subsides in a period of about one week, take lukewarm saline rinses, antiseptic mouthwash gargles and follow complte course of antibiotics and analgesic, ask your daughter to take complete rest and maintain a good oral hygiene.

Take Care!
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

please do not get worried.Though the symptoms mentioned by you are not commonly seen in third molar extraction,but it can happen in a traumatic third molar extraction.

sometimes the tooth is embedded deep in the alveolar bone and it requires excessive bone cutting too,to get the whole tooth out,along with its roots.

Therefore i would suggest you to go for a post extraction follow up and get her re examined for the hard swelling developed there.

extra stitches are given to secure the tissues in place and so that to allow maximum approximation of tissues and thus faster healing.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
sorry to say but there is no quick remedy for the problem... you have to wait and watch... but it will go eventually for sure...
wisdom tooth extraction is quite different from normal tooth extraction and is considered as major surgical procedure... sometimes it requires flap elevation and bone cutting also so all the symptoms you told occur often... take serratiopeptidases for that...
you must have gone through blood examination before extraction... if not, you can go for BT, CT (blood tests) for your satisfaction... otherwise, its not an issue and bruising will also regress eventually...
just tell her to take proper course of medication... and do warm saline rinses...
hope this will help you...
take care...
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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