A 68-year-old male asked:
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Hello - i had a wisdom tooth extraction 3 days ago upper left 7 i think. I can feel bone in the socket. No pain, but i'm worried about infection. ?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Wisdom tooth ext: You are probably feeling the edge of the bony socket. This will eventually be covered over by gum tissue once the socket heals and is filled in. Make sure you return to the dentist/surgeon for a post-op visit to have the area and the healing checked.
Answered on Feb 17, 2014
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
By the way, 7 is a 12 year molar, 8 is a wisdom tooth.
Feb 17, 2014

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