A 48-year-old member asked:
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what can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
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
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Sore gums: The area around the extraction can be sore for more than a week it all depends how the tooth was extracted and if the gum was flapped back go back to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Usually not: It depends on the nature of the extraction and how long it has been. Usually there is some discomfort but this should resolve pretty quickly.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Healing socket: The appearance of a healing socket varies greatly. You did not mention how long ago the tooth was extracted, and whether the pain/soreness is getting ... Read More
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