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what could cause pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pocket or Decay: There could possibly be a periodontal pocket or space collecting debris. If the wisdom tooth was pushing up against the tooth in front of it long enough, you could possibly have a cavity. Another possibility is a piece of tooth or root remained and has worked its way to the surface. If it persists, see a dentist!
Answered on Mar 28, 2014
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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Bone or tooth: It is possible for a broken piece of tooth or bone to work it's way to the top of the gum years after.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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