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Good evening, I am Dr Elliot. Is this lump still present?
Are you able to send a photo of it?
And is it still painful?
Thanks, ***** ***** is not clear sorry, but I certainly appreciate it is not by any means an easy place to get a photo of. However the central part of the swelling appears slightly ulcerated. This could be a benign ulcer, however the fact that it settled with a salt rinse other than the swelling suggests this could be a small abscess/boil.
I think the salt rinse you have done is ideal, but I would continue this for 24 hours until it settles. If sore you can use something like bonjela. However if the swelling gets worse then I think you may require some antibiotics
Great, I think I would just keep an eye on it then. If worse over the weekend - please contact 111 to see an emergency dentist as antibiotics would be required, and also even if it settles, please make sure the ulcerated part has full resolved within a few weeks
Just loading it, taking a few minutes
That is clearer, but I would still advise the same
just try to stay clear of it when brushing to allow it 24 hours to heal
No worries at all. I hope it settles down quickly as I appreciate they are annoying to have
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