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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
No-no -no: If the area is sutured and you are in good health- healing should close up any opening with proper post op.Treatment.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Typically yes but...: Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. Some extractions are more difficult and therefore more likely to have extended time of soreness. You need to t ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It takes some time for everthing to feel better. Each case is different. What you describe seems quite normal. Each day should feel better than the ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites ma ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience Dentistry
Consult Periodontist: Receding gums can be treated. Consult with a dental specialist periodontist for proper examination/ diagnosis/ treatment planning.
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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: You may have gingivitis. Have a thorough exam from your happy dental home.
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See dentist: You should return to your dentist to have a periodontal exam and then the various treatment options can be explained to you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: There are many causes for post treatment extraction pain to list here. One common problem is bone infection or dry socket. Please see your treating de ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Bubble: This type of tissue condition should be really looked at by your dentist, as you need information that is specific to what you are experiencing. Pleas ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Yes: If you are healthy the gum tissues surrounding the extraction site will grow and grow until they merge and close over the extraction site. Underneath ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Did : Did you have all four wisdom teeth extracted, or just the lower left molar? If you still have your maxillary left wisdom tooth, it may be occluding ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Itchy Gingiva: Your surgical sites are healing and may feel "itchy". In addition, if you haven't been brushing your teeth adequately in these areas due to the wounds ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A good "rule" to: Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, ... Read More

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