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I had two non-impacted wisdom teeth removed on Friday, May 10. Do not wait until you're 40 to do this! I've had some challenges this past week and a half, and I have a question. After getting an infection and taking Clindamyacin for a week, I now have a hard lump on my jaw. It's on the side of the extractions, and it's not terribly sore. It's just about the size of a hickory nut and hard. The oral surgeon is very nice and said not to worry unless it starts to hurt or grow. I was so swollen after surgery that I don't know how long the lump has been there. Should I worry? Should I bother the surgeon again? To compound this all, I managed to get a bad cold and cough with everything else. I have terrible TMJ, so I still am unable to get more than one finger between my teeth and am living on pancakes and anything else I can shove in between my teeth. Any advice? Is this just something I need to live with until it relaxes? Should I worry about the lump? I keep telling my students, get your wisdom teeth out while you're young!!! Learn from me!
Thanks for any help or support anyone can provide.