A 41-year-old female asked:
tooth #3 pulled 12/4 now #2 feels weird pressure no pain also have lump (feels bony hurts if pushed on) on gums of #3. infection or just healing?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 31 years experience
Post op: It appears that if the painful area that persists in the area where you had tooth #2 extracted over two weeks ago, it may be a bone fragment that has lost it's blood supply and could become more problematic. It could also be a pathology with an entirely different origin. Either way, i suggest that you return to the treating doctor for an examination.
Dentistry 41 years experience
Either possibility: Best answer is to go back to dentist who extracted tooth or to an oral surgeon to evaluate area properly. There is a limit as to what you can do over the internet.
Last updated Sep 5, 2013
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