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.
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.
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
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.