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i have what look an like a bruise on my gum where i had a tooth pulled four year ago what could this be?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Examination: Let a local dentist examine the area in question. It is highly unlikely that it is related to the extraction.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Bruise: By bruise I assume you mean a black and blue mark. Probably not associated with extraction, but you should have your Dentist evaluate the area of concern.

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