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Cheek hurt in wisdom tooth extract area
I have removed my upper right wisdom tooth in July. No stiches done and it was healing good. I see some hard bump on the gum in August and went back to OS. He told me to wait for 2 weeks and see if it goes in its own. I waited till this week and went back and that bump was giving me pain. I went neck and he said he want to shave that down. He put anesthesia and kind of scraped it for a while. Don't know exactly what he did. Did something like scraping and did stiches. He said stitch dissolve on it's own. Never had dental stitches before and don't know how to identify if it dissolves. From yesterday, I have pain in the cheek( the area inside the mouth which is top of the wisdom tooth extraction and inside the cheek where cheek meets the extraction site). Those area inside is very sore. I see in the mirror and it looks red and looks like some scratching. Don't know if dental work scratched the cheek area and top of the gum area too. Is it normal to have these type of scratching?
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Dear practo user, For this problem you need to consult oral Medicine specialist. U can teleconsult on my page as well. Myself MDS oral Medicine from most eminent government dental hospital Maulana Azad Institute delhi (MAMC/MAIDS). I will take a detailed history for your problem, Diagnose and treat accordingly. Thanks
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Sometimes the bony part remains in that area and that needs to be trimmed. If you feel some discomfort in your gum or cheek area apply mucopain gel 10 mins before eating on the affected area. It will heal within 5-7 days.
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if some work has been done with bone then the area will look red and swollen. it will take few days to heal. do not check again and again as you will be disturbing the healing site and it will take longer than normal to heal.
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use mucopain gel on gum or cheek area to soothe the pain.
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