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Jaw infection?



Junior member
Oct 22, 2023
Hello, I had all four wisdom teeth removed on August 31st. I’ve had a very hard, peach-pit-sized lump in my lower left jaw since then, and it’s started hurting a lot in the past week. It only hurts if I squeeze my cheek, but it’s such a sharp pain!

I can feel the hard lump from the outside of my cheek and I can sort of move it around. What is it? I’m terrified I’ll need surgery or will get some kind of systemic infection. I’ve heard of people getting hospitalized for jaw infections, and I’m panicking at the thought. Has anyone experienced this?
Sounds like a lymph node. There's no reason to panic about it, but it shouldn't be ignored though, get onto your surgeon on Monday and have it looked at.