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A 29-year-old male asked:

Had 4 wisdom teeth out + bone graft in the top 2 teeth on may 24 (so nearly 2 weeks ago). i've noticed that where the top two teeth used to be, it feels like there's in my cheeks. is this normal with stitches/healing?

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Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 27 years experience
We cannot tell without looking at your mouth.You might be touching with your tongue the smooth tissue that is growing back to fill the hole left by the tooth.You should try not to touch the area with the tongue. This smoothness is normal. Take the medications prescribed by the oral surgeon. If you experience worsening in pain, fever or other changes you need to go to your oral surgeon.

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Last updated Jun 14, 2021

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