Three weeks ago, I went to the dentist due to pain in the lower left side of my mouth. He said my on that side was impacted and infected. He put me on antibiotics then asked me to come back after a week for extraction.
I had the extraction two weeks ago. It was a difficult one. The dentist struggled for two hours to remove the tooth. Three days after the extraction, I noticed a lump just past my gum line going into my throat. It hurts when my tongue rubs against it. The lump grew bigger and it is now the size of a nickel. It’s too painful to eat. The left side of my tongue is numb. Does anyone know what could this be and what is causing it? The extraction site does not hurt and the gum has already healed. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.