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A 36-year-old female asked:

I had wisdom teeth removed 5 years ago and every once in a while the gum feels irritated the dentist has checked the bone and gums and nothing seems to be the problem a few days ago i had minor pain and now have fluid filled blisters on the gums should i

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See an oral surgeon: Is the irritated gums and blisters over the wisdom tooth site? It could be an issue that doesn't relate to the wisdom teeth extraction. Sometimes after wisdom teeth extractions deep gum pockets can develop behind the second molars leading to gum irritation. See an oral surgeon.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
See an Oral Surgeon: There are a number of possibilities. Periodontal abscess would top the list. The tooth in front may have an abscessed pulp and need a root canal.. You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon for examination and diagnosis.
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Possible fragment: If a wisdom tooth removal was particularly difficult (usually the lower ones), bone tissue had to be removed. It is entirely possible that now non-vital (unattached) bone fragments are working their way out. This is called a bony sequestrum. In older times, a chisel was often used to remove bone, and this procedure causes these sequestri more than the newer technique of using a bone drill.

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