I have recently had to have my wisdom tooth extracted which was impacted in my lower left jaw. I have been aware of this tooth condition for several years but like the wise old saying "Don't fix it if it ain't broke" I let it go until it finally absessed and had the side of my jaw and face swollen quite extensively. My dental surgeon a D.D.S., M.S.D. did a very good job and after all the smoke setteled, antibiotics and the swelling was over with I found that there was a small nodule about the size of a marble that formed on the outside of the jaw bone in the cheek tendons adjacent to where the absessed tooth was extracted. This definately was not there before the tooth became infected. The Doctor kept me on antibiotics and heating pad for the next two weeks but it is still there. Not sore or swollen just a small partially firm lump that moves around by penching it between my thumb and fore finger and gently applying a circular motion. The Doctor had me to have an MRI of this nodule and the report was that it was not anything miglignant. Now that this was a favorable report he is wanting to remove it surgecally by getting at it from the inside of my jaw.
My question and concern is should this be removed now or is there any chance it will finally reduce in size to where it is not noticeable in appearance and to the touch?
Thanks for any professonal advice on this matter.
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