I have a red object protruding out of my gum on the site of a recent gingivectomy that keeps bleeding and is sore. Wisdom teeth were removed in may?
Go back. Call your surgeon today and have him check. It could be a few things.
See your dentist. This may be several things, but sounds most like a drain for an abcess, which is an outlet for pus from an infection deep in the gums or from the bone under the gums. The infection could be due to a dead bone fragment, foreign object stuck in your tissues, gum disease, or tooth decay. To be sure, you need to see a dentist for an exam to find out what it is, why it is there, and how to treat it.
Location is key. Was your gingivectomy done on a back tooth? It is possible that while you were healing a small piece of food got lodged under your gums. The same is possible with a small piece of bone, a sliver of leftover baby tooth or adult tooth. In any case a dentist can numb the tissue and remove the annoyance with fancy tweezers. Better than letting it fester. Best to you!
I had my wisdom teeth out 3 days ago. My bottom gums have flared up and are red and sore the whole way around. Is this normal?
Wisdom Teeth. Healing from wisdom teeth extractions can vary depending on how invasive the procedure was. If the discomfort worsens after a couple days, it is recommended to return to the surgeon. A dry socket occurs after extraction when the clot is expelled from the socket for a variety of reasons. The surgeon will place a medicine in a gauze to relieve the inflammation and may need to be placed several times. Read more...
The healing process. 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. Symptoms of pain at the surgical site and even pain to the ear may occur 2-7 days following surgery. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up. Read more...
I had my wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday November 22nd, and my mouth has been bleeding yesterday and today, and I just recently looked at my mouth in the mirror and there is a piece of my gum receding from my tooth on my back molar, and my incision is
Follow-up care. Follow-up (post surgical) care is part and parcel of the treatment that you received and is covered under the fee that you paid. Call your practitioner, the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who removed your tooth for a reevaluation and appropriate care. Read more...