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swelling several months after wisdom teeth extraction
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swelling several months after wisdom teeth extraction

My daughter had her wisdom teeth extracted several months ago. Her swelling diminished cosiderably after her surgery but I don't believe that her cheeks are back to thir normal size. Is it unusual to have swelling remain 3 months after surgery? She had all 4 extracted which were all under the bone. She also is a small framed individual.
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I would think that if there is actually swelling after 3 months that it should be looked at.Bony impactions can be traumatic but is it actually swelling?
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I have a question.  I have to get the same procedure and I want to know does your daughter have permanent numbness from this because the dentist told me that there is a 1 percent chance of having permanent numbness from this procedure.
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My daughter has not experienced any numbness. We went to the oral surgeon and he extracted bony spicules from her surgery site. He said it wasn't uncommon to see especially following a difficult surgery. She is instructed to brush vigorously around the site on both sides to and to swish w/ salt water to help dislodge any additional bony spicules. She is still rather swollen but I hope it is just her body tryng to "fight" the foreign matter. Good luck to your daughter. MLS
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What else could it be if it isn't swelling? ML
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