Swelling Of The Jaw After Impacted Dental Surgery?
Good evening. I want to ask you just to have an impacted dental surgery after that, why under my jaw I suspect that the gland is swollen and if it feels painful, I guess. Why?
Hello Arief Popo, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Previously the doctor needed information about your complaint, when the operation was carried out, how long has your complaint felt, is the lump getting bigger? Are there other complaints such as cough, runny nose, painful swallowing, fever or other complaints?
Some causes of the lump that you feel include:
Lipoma (abnormal growth of fat tissue)
Boils / carbuncles
Other infections of the skin
Lumps that occur in the body can be caused by abnormal growth of body cells, infection of the skin, or due to enlargement of the lymph nodes. Any operation usually has a risk for complications such as infection. If there is an infection and inflammation such as strep throat or after performing the operation, an enlarged lymph node can occur that is located close to the source of infection or inflammation.
However, to ascertain whether it is a lymph node or other cause you should be advised to consult your dentist again or a surgeon because a direct physical examination of the lump or other supporting examinations such as ultrasound or biopsy is needed. Especially if the lump is getting bigger and bigger, the pain is unbearable, easy to bleed, high fever or difficulty in swallowing.
Some things you can do for now include:
Take medicines from your doctor as directed (especially to spend the antibiotics given)
Adequate rest and consumption of nutritious foods
Consuming enough water about 2 liters every day
Avoid smoking or consuming alcohol
If it causes discomfort or pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol
Hopefully this information can be useful. thanks.