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popped an abcess myself, having nerve pain

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My wisdom tooth is impacted but ive had no pain. . About 1-2 months ago they had gotten slighty infected and then my jaw started shifting over, my cheek swelled and got hard all of a sudden. A week after this i have what i think was an abcess i popped it my self but now that everything feels okay i am having weird nerve pains on the side of my face but nothing in my mouth hurts i can feel it shoot up into my nostrils as well and also the side of my jaw (skin) feel irritated
Also my cheek right next to the wisdom tooth is firm I have a couple of white specs around that area of my mouth


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replied May 1st, 2017
Dental Health Answer A61033
Welcome to e health forum.

From your history, it appears that you had a enlarged lymph node as a result of your infected wisdom tooth. The infected lymph node was converted into a abscess and that ultimately drained out.

The pain you are experiencing is more likely due to a irritated nerve and will subside in due time as the inflammation will subside.


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