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Posted 10/6/2012 by MrsDepp in NSBR Board
 

MrsDepp
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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

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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.


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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.


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

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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.

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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.


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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


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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.
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