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Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection or....

If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment.
Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms.

In brief: Infection or....

If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment.
Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varied

Could be many causes.
Most common delayed healing in socket due to bone fragments or residual infection. Tooth in front of wisdom tooth could have infection or periodontal problem. See an oral surgeon to find out what problem is.

In brief: Varied

Could be many causes.
Most common delayed healing in socket due to bone fragments or residual infection. Tooth in front of wisdom tooth could have infection or periodontal problem. See an oral surgeon to find out what problem is.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sedation

Oral surgeons are well trained for IV concious sedation.
Sometimes they use the services of anesthesiologist for challenging cases. Surgeon may ask for cardiology consultation prior to surgery.

In brief: Sedation

Oral surgeons are well trained for IV concious sedation.
Sometimes they use the services of anesthesiologist for challenging cases. Surgeon may ask for cardiology consultation prior to surgery.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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