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My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. is this normal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is normal: after wisdom tooth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. The bone and soft tissue can take up to 6 months to heal completely.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It's OK: The area should gradually heal over. Keep it clean. If you have any concerns, return to your Oral Surgeon for reevaluation.

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Last updated Aug 2, 2018

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