A 48-year-old member asked:
what can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi answered
24 years experience Dentistry
Sore gums: Much discomfort after extraction comes from the body's reaction to the surgery. This reaction is called inflammation. Whether it is medically needed treatment, or just an accidental trauma, the body can not distinguish. In both cases the body react to it with inflamed tissue. Your gum is undergoing inflammation, which cause both pain ; healing response within body. The gum swells up ; become sore.
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: Most extractions heal uneventfully, but sometimes there are complications. Have your dentist evaluate you for dry socket, or even a sharp edge of bone poking through the gum. You did not say how long ago the tooth was extracted.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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