A female asked:
Disclaimer

tiny piece of meat between gum & cheek near throat. may get hit while brushing, not the brush part. been there since wisdom tooth extraction.whatisit?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: Many times after wisdom tooth extraction, the sockets require sutures. When the gums are closed together, it will bring more "meat" closer to the teeth. Sometimes the patient will bite on this and it continues to be annoyed so it never properly heals back. Depending on when you got your teeth out, would help with more info. If it's been over 6 months since surgery, I would get it looked at.
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Tissue Tab: Good day; Frequently a tissue tab is left after wisdom tooth extractions. Contact the dentist who performed the extraction; he may need to remove some tissue around the extraction site to improve the healing and your comfort level as well.
Answered on Jan 26, 2016
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Good question: How long ago was the tooth extracted. If within the last few weeks, the area may still be in the process of healing where the gum is not fully filled in, covered over and smooth. However, if it hasn't been getting better or still there after that time, see the dentist who extracted the tooth for an evaluation. Regardless your dentist is responsible for follow up aftercare, almost always no charge
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom teeth: After extraction 3 weeks ago, numbness is highly unusual. See the doctor who removed the teeth. Otherwise, a visit to an oral surgeon for evaluation i ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Give it a few days: you are doing the riGht thing keep rinsing with a mouthwash and you can clean with a q tip as well In about a week or so you should be able to clean ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Swelling: If the swelling is on the same side as the recent surgery, they may be associated. Please contact the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that treated ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
After a few days: I do not recommend brushing in the area of the wisdom teeth the day of extraction. Brush your other teeth though. You may try gently brushing the ne ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month