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My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. is this normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Reevaluation: Without seeing you it is not possible to asses your current condition. Return to the treating Dentist or see a specialist Oral Surgeon for reevaluation.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Primary Closure: Your surgeon closed the site by approximating the tissues. Give it some time and everything will heal normally. If you have any further concerns, please revisit your surgeon.

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