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Johnson City, TN
A 29-year-old female asked:

3 days ago 4 teeth pulled for braces. bone coming through at one site. ulcer on gum above another site. uncomfortable! normal? no pain until yesterday

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
4 teeth pulled: It sounds like a normal post operative response to the extractions. However, without a visual exam it is impossible to know for sure. You should have a 7-10 day post-op exam scheduled with your surgeon, at which time he/she can check the sites. If you do not have an exam scheduled, call and make an appointment to have the areas examined.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Need reevaluation: May have small piece of bone that needs removal. May have infection. See the Dentist or Oral Surgeon for post-surgical reevaluation.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2016

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