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My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

It's OK: The area should gradually heal over. Keep it clean. If you have any concerns, return to your Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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How 2 remove bits of tooth left in the gum after an extraction?

How 2 remove bits of tooth left in the gum after an extraction?

Quite common: they work themselves out in a week or two. If concerned, see your dentist for small intervention. ...Read more

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What to do when gums bleeds too much after the extraction of tooth?

What to do when gums bleeds too much after the extraction of tooth?

Call your dentist: Call the dentist or oral, surgeon about the bleeding. You did not say when you had the extraction, but if there is still bleeding you need to talk to the dentist tonight. ...Read more

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There's a lot of white tissue 2day after an extraction where the tooth was removed in 3 pieces. Gum also feel inflamed&a bit painful. Is it notmal?

There's a lot of white tissue 2day after an extraction where the tooth was removed in 3 pieces. Gum also feel inflamed&a bit painful. Is it notmal?

Probably.: Tissue over a healing extraction site can often be white or yellow; (this part is the equivalent of a "scab" on healing skin). Keep it clean, leave it alone, follow directions from you provider (following up as needed) and it will continue to heal. ...Read more

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Why does flesh from gum come out after tooth extraction?

Why does flesh from gum come out after tooth extraction?

Attachment: The gum is also attached to the tooth and no matter how careful the clinician is, some gum tissue may come out with the extracted tooth. ...Read more

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What color is your gum supposed to be 3 days after a tooth extraction?

What color is your gum supposed to be 3 days after a tooth extraction?

Color changes: Initially the gums may be red and somewhat inflammed. As the area heals it may appear to have a whitish film. As healing progresses, the normal color will return. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal that your gum bleeds all day after tooth extraction?

I was wondering is it normal that your gum bleeds all day after tooth extraction?

Normal oozing: If it's actively bleeding all day, then it would be a genuine problem. If you have gone through life never having had a bleeding problem, then likely what you are experiencing is oozing. After extraction, some blood oozes and mixes with the saliva, and you spit it out as a pink fluid all day. This is normal. ...Read more

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It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?

See your dentist: Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. Do not hesitate, it is part of the post-op care protocol. ...Read more

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6 days after tooth extraction should gums be back to completely pink color?

6 days after tooth extraction should gums be back to completely pink color?

Depends on…: How involved the extraction was: more the trauma to gum during extraction, the longer it will take for gum to heal & return to normal pink color. Also, if tooth was abscessed, healing will take longer. Contact dentist/oral surgeon who removed tooth to air your concerns. Knowing your specific case allows him/her to give more specific answers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how should the 'gum sockets' heal and look after tooth extraction?

Can you tell me how should the 'gum sockets' heal and look after tooth extraction?

After extraction, : After extraction, the socket will have some pooled blood clotting with the gingiva (gum) covering the area. In a day or two, you will see the clotted blood looking from red to darker, liver-like red, then the clot will look more yellowish to pale grayish in a few days. Meanwhile, the gums will rapidly grow over also. Some variations if you had sutured sockets. Post-op check recommended if unsure. ...Read more

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What could the reason be that my gum does not fully close after extraction as there is neither bone nor bit tooth left?

What could the reason be that my gum does not fully close after extraction as there is neither bone nor bit tooth left?

Probably not: Extraction sites vary in the amount of time it takes for them to close, ive seen them take a year, if u r having no pain i wouldnt worry about it, if it has been over 2weeks and the site is painfull i would go to the dentist that did the extraction and get an x ray. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 16 hours ago found a long sticky thing that was hanging from my gums when i woke up. What is it?

I had a tooth extraction 16 hours ago found a long sticky thing that was hanging from my gums when i woke up. What is it?

No Pain No Problem: It could be a mixture of a blood clot with your saliva. Or it could be a section of loose tissue with some blood clot on it. Or it could be a loose suture. Anyway - if no pain then there is generally no problem. The first 3 days need to pass to establish a good healing pattern. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today i noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should i be worried?

I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today i noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should i be worried?

Probably no concern: In the absence of pain or tenderness there is probably no concern. Healing from extractions starts in the bottom of the socket and works up to the top. The "flaps" are probably just unsupported tissue that will attach when the healing works up to the top of the socket. ...Read more

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Had wiadom tooth out tues gums tissues grown over hole left with a lil hole am i still at risk of dry socket.Was a qiuk and simple extraction. .

Had wiadom tooth out tues  gums tissues grown over hole left with a lil hole am i still at risk of dry socket.Was a qiuk and simple extraction. .

5 DAYS: Typically, most dry sockets develop in the first 5 days or so. So you are still at a reasonable risk. When gum tissues start to cover the area, thus trapping the clotted blood underneath, you are at a better chance of uneventful recovery and healing. Make sure to follow the surgeon's/dentist's post-op instructions, and if something is not feeling normal, contact the office. ...Read more

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10 days after tuff tooth extraction a hard piece of what seems to be a tooth fragment in my lower gums, not the extraction site. Will this come out?

See your Dentist: The fragment may be a piece of tooth, bone, something you ate, part of normal healing, or something else. Go see your dentist for a post-op check up! ...Read more

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What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your blood clot. You can also bite on a wet tea bag for ten minutes. The tannic acid will help clot the blood. Do not suck on anything, smoke or spit for 24 hours. If you continue to bleed, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information.
Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction.
Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read more

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For what length of time your gums sore after a tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: Everyday after the extraction, you should improve and should have little pain after a few days. If after three or four days you start to get pain again, you could have a dry socket and must go back to the dentist. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction and a filling but I am severe pain in my gums and jaws what could be the problem ?

I had a tooth extraction and a filling but I am severe pain in my gums and jaws what could be the problem 
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More info needed...: Extraction and filling same arch, same side? Was the filling deep? Did you have an infection? Simple or complex extraction? Answers to these questions would go a long way in answering yours. Please see your treating dentist for a follow-up visit. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain all in my gums and jaws and ears .i had a tooth extraction .what could be wrong ?

I'm having severe pain all in my gums and jaws and ears .i had a tooth extraction .what could be wrong ?

Tooth extraction: It is quite uncommon to have pain in all your gums, both upper and lower jaws, and both ears all from one extraction. Did you possibly have your mouth open for a long time? Might be TMJ. Speak to your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction 3 days ago woke up with swollen gum and pain is this normal?

Very common: Swelling and pain after tooth extraction procedure is normal body reaction.It is a good sign and indicator of normal progress of healing of tooth extraction socket.Swelling usually lasts for 7-10 days. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op visit. ...Read more

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Had molar extraction 5 days ago and side of gums from ext site all the way back to last tooth have turn white and soggy looking..is this normal??

Check it out : See your dentist to find out if it's healing normally. If there's no pain, bleeding swelling bad taste or odor; it's probably ok. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction on #31 about 2 weeks ago. My gums are starting to hurt on the side where the extraction is. It also feels inflammed. Normal?

I had a tooth extraction on #31 about 2 weeks ago. My gums are starting to hurt on the side where the extraction is. It also feels inflammed. Normal?

See your dentist: See the dentist that performed the extraction to ascertain if all is healing well. There is a certain amount of swelling after the extraction and while the area is healing. Make sure not to smoke,which will delay healing. Have the dentist check your other teeth and gingiva to make sure that you do not have additional gum issues. More important, have a treatment plan to replace #31. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

Depends: Follow directions given tom you by your dentist. Take antibiotics if given. Keep the area clean and eat a healthy diet. Your body should take care of the rest. ...Read more

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Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction: There are healthy and unhealthy or infected granulation tissue . Healthy granulation tissue helps in normal healing process , unhealthy tissue needs to be removed . Your dentist will be the best judge. ...Read more

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I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

Healing socket: Where was the tooth extracted? Was it a wisdom tooth? Did the surgeon add bone to the area covered with a membrane? These are all variables. Most likely what you feel is a bone spicule if nothing was done. Go back to the dentist, it can be watched or smoothed down, it appears to be a healing socket. ...Read more

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Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Sore cheek ; gum: Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed.
Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a hole in your gum after wisdom tooth extraction?

Maybe: It depends on how long after the extraction we are talking about. After a month +/- most things are closed up. ...Read more