Lump after tooth extraction

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4922507 tn?1361079848 The tooth taken out was a baby tooth - I have congenitally missing 2nd premolars on my lower jaw. The extraction seems to go straightforward although i needed a double dose of local anaesthetic, as the first lot didnt seem to take even after about 20 mins waiting. all was well at first. However since the extraction I am suffering from insomnia and just recently I have felt a pain increase.
Avatar f tn There's still a lump on my gum to the front of where the tooth was and a small hole in the middle of where he took the tooth out that I think is draining, I have a slightly salty taste in my mouth. Hopefully, this will all clear up with time. He did not, however, tell me to come back, unless it got worse. He prescribed enough Erythromycin for a week of 1000 mg a day. It's just that the pain is wearing me down. It's better, just never completely pain-free after 11 days.
Avatar f tn It's 7 days later, and while the swelling is 85% gone, I still have one hard golf ball sized lump in my jaw, below the extraction site. I expected to not be able to open my mouth very wide for a while and I can't. So, even eating a donut is terribly hard unless I squish it down, LOL.
Avatar m tn Hi I went to see a dentist because I found a tiny lump on jaw line which can sorta move and be painful if I press it,he said because I have a wisdom tooth coming its a lymph node.its not growin and its been about 4 months but I'm starting to be be abit sceptical of his diagnosis any advise?
Avatar m tn I went for a cleaning appt , when they did x-rays the tooth deteriated in the gumline and bone .An oral surgeon extracted the tooth and did a bone graph due to bone loss. I was never givien antibiotics. After a wk I still had swelling in my face and the site was oozing pus. It was the weekend I had antibiotics of my husbands (enough for 3 days)I was sure this was an infection.I made an appt w/the oral surgeon . My jaw felt dislocated I couldnt chew and could barely open my mouth.
Avatar n tn "This may seem weird but one thing I had not noticed until I got home today is that the tooth hurts when it is tapped on or near the sides BUT if I place my thumb under the bottom of that tooth to apply pressure and THEN tap, there is NOT ANY pain at all." Just read your comment how is your tooth now? Im experiencing the same problem after being preped for a crown on Friday. I have no lump or any facial swelling but by god am I in pain.
Avatar n tn If you cannot afford to save the tooth then extraction may be your last resort. It is better to remove the tooth than to allow the infection to continue. The best option would be to save the tooth but it is understandable if that option is not viable for you. If you live near a dental school or a hospital that has dental residents, you may be able to have the root canal done at a reduced fee.
Avatar n tn She kept sending the assistant out for different instruments, doing more pushing and poking and finally after 30 minutes she held up infront of me a tooth. A whole tooth, except where it had been drilled and smashed whilst she was trying to get it out. I was given 3 stitches in the side of my gum and antibiotics and told to return in a week to have the stitches out. I left there gobsmacked in more ways than one.
Avatar f tn Stupid me I never asked what that lump was. I just assume it was infection from the impacted tooth. The lump went down but still lingers when I put pressure on my jaw or teeth it pops out...very sexy..
Avatar f tn Made an appointment Monday for extraction (a day b4 my due date) but after taking he antibiotics my gum formed a lump and is getting darker throughout the day so I have an emergency appt. In the morning bc I'm scared it might effect the baby or even labor since its a good chance I can go into labor anytime now. Its just sooo random happening at 40 weeks its not right... so why now.
Avatar m tn The symptoms subsided and my gums started to develope a hard lump (no pain). After getting the infected tooth extracted and taking antibiotics. The hard lump decreased drastically (but never completely went away). Now a month after the extraction. One day I was pushing on (whats left of the lump) and playing with it. The lump on my gums came back to the stage where it was before i gotten to tooth extracted. What can this be??
Avatar n tn I told them of the pain in my jaw as they were yanking and pulling but they said the bottom right was on a nerve and that was what was causing the pain. They sent me home and three days after the extractions, I noticed a very hard bump in my lower right jaw about an inch from my mouth that was hot and tender to the touch. I called them and they said it was probably muscles that were just tense and to keep taking my pain meds.
Avatar n tn Hi there, After tooth extraction there is some swelling and inflammation at the site where the teeth are pulled out. As the cavity left by the tooth fills in, there may be a residual bump as the tissue matures and heals. It is also possible that the removal of a tooth typically leaves a sharp, prominent edge of bone at the rim of the socket. The gum can easily heal over these edges, the overlying soft tissues are vulnerable to injury if pressure is applied.
Avatar n tn I had a decayed tooth extracted a couple of months ago, and about two weeks ago I noticed a hard lump in the front of the gum where the tooth was pulled. It's hard like a piece of tooth or bone, and it's pointy and feels like it's going to protrude through the gum. What could this be? I haven't gone back to the oral surgeon yet, but am planning on it. Don't want to have anymore surgery! Any input?
Avatar f tn Hi,you should go back and finish getting that tooth removed,it sounds like a "hot Tooth" that's when the infection is so bad the patient can't be numbed.Antibiotics for a few days would probally clear up the infection enough so that you could have that extracted.You really need to have a dentist finish the job.