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A 35-year-old member asked:

My gums don't hurt after wisdom tooth removal is that normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Post op pain: A simple extraction and a high pain threshold coupled with an excellent surgeon might explain the lack of post op pain.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is normal: That means you had a good dentist or an oral surgeon. Congratulations!

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if my gum overlap after wisdom tooth removal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Larson
Specializes in Dentistry
Can be revised: It depends upon how long ago the extraction was done. A residual operculum is not very unusual and typically they reshape to a minimal form that does not need treatment. Occasionally, they need revision which is often done with a laser. Very quick, simple and minimal post op issue. I would suggest to wait about 6 months post surgery before a revision unless it is very bothersome.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: After any surgery bleeding is very possible. I know when I do extractions of any teeth, including wisdom teeth, bleeding and swelling is very common. Please make sure you follow post operative directions to minimize swelling and bleeding.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a hole in your gum after wisdom tooth extraction?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry 58 years experience
Maybe: It depends on how long after the extraction we are talking about. After a month +/- most things are closed up.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

My gum is hurting and I have a feeling it is because my wisdom tooth is coming?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Consult: See a local dentist to determine whether or not the cause of your pain is related to an erupting wisdom tooth and what treatment, if any, is recommended. A one on one clinical examination and x-ray(s) are required to determine this.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is my wisdom tooth pushing my gum out?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Yes sure: If you are referring to the soft tissue sitting behind you second molar (last molar in the back) the third molars/wisdom teeth can go through periods of eruption and quiescence, and while trying to erupt can elevate the soft tissue physically and also due to inflammation and infection. You should have a consult with and oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate.

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