New pea with a wisdom tooth extraction question....Please help

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 10/6/2012 by MrsDepp in NSBR Board


PeaNut 568,835
October 2012
Posts: 582
Layouts: 0
Loc: In the boot state at the parish line

Posted: 10/6/2012 6:02:50 PM
First Hi I'm a long time lurker. I know you ladies have lots of advice. Here's my issue: Friday a week ago I had a wisdom tooth removed. I was on amoxicillin before and post procedure. I saw the dental surgeon this past Thursday. He said I was healing fine. All along I have had pain that now is more like tenderness. Today I have a knot/nodule/lump (whatever you'd like to call it) on my gum about 2 teeth up from the one that was taken out. I'm not running fever. The knot is more tender than the socket. Should I be concerned or is this a normal part of healing from a wisdom tooth extraction? TIA

Old Dogs are Best!

PeaNut 92,987
June 2003
Posts: 23,741
Layouts: 367
Loc: With my dogs

Posted: 10/6/2012 6:06:26 PM
Right now, not too much.

If you are not running a fever or other wise feel fine.

Is it a hard lump or a soft one? I had a soft lump that was a blood clot just under the surface of the gum. With my second set of wisdom teeth extraction.

Call first thing Monday to get seen about it.

Every MOM is a working mom!
"Retired" after 22 years of an Air Force Career

REMEMBER this Veterans Day

To quote Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."

Uploaded with iPhone client

Chopped Liver *U*
Running from the drama llama

PeaNut 43,514
July 2002
Posts: 51,686
Layouts: 42
Loc: South Jersey

Posted: 10/6/2012 6:21:36 PM
I had a nightmare of a time with my wisdom teeth but I never had anything like that. I would call and ask the oral surgeon. It could be an abscess or a hematoma.


I live to die another day...until I fade away. Until the End


PeaNut 568,835
October 2012
Posts: 582
Layouts: 0
Loc: In the boot state at the parish line

Posted: 10/6/2012 6:27:45 PM
this is hard...hopefully it won't worsen by Monday


PeaNut 118,464
December 2003
Posts: 4,266
Layouts: 0
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 10/7/2012 1:38:15 PM
Did the doctor give you an after hours number to call? I think I would call and ask about it. If you don't feel comfortable calling on a weekend, I would call in the morning.


PeaNut 465,906
April 2010
Posts: 4,602
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern Virginia

Posted: 10/7/2012 2:17:53 PM
Its probably from the equipment used for the tooth extraction, but I would still call. Especially of its more tender than the socket. It's probably nothing, but they should probably look at it.

I had my wisdom teeth out at 40. Holy heck, that was an ordeal. I healed slowly, didn't eat anything (at all) for 8 days. My gums were really irritated when I finally forced myself to eat. It could just be something like that.

Uploaded with iPhone client

caz hancock

PeaNut 451,123
January 2010
Posts: 1,233
Layouts: 43
Loc: New Zealand

Posted: 10/7/2012 3:08:49 PM
I was really lucky that i had a straight forward removal of 2 of my wisdom teeth, thankfully

If it was me i would call and just ask about it, no sense in letting it worsen i would think

hope it turns out ok

Happy Scrapping


PeaNut 183,504
January 2005
Posts: 4,477
Layouts: 0

Posted: 10/7/2012 3:28:19 PM
I wonder if it's a blood clot? Call the after hours number and speak to the surgeon on call.
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}