The extractions of the wisdom teeth went pretty easily from what I was told (I was out cold), but the molar extraction was pretty rough. The told me he it broke and had to be sectioned to remove. He also performed a socket preservation, as I requested because I plan to have an replace my 2nd molar. As a result, I now have a split that runs lengthwise on the top ridge of the gum between the and the molar sockets.
I went for my followup appointment this afternoon and they said everything looks really good, especially considering the difficulty they had with the molar. They removed the from the molar socket and everything appeared okay. However, I was eating my dinner this evening and felt my gum open up all the way between the two sockets (about an inch or a little more). I checked it out and I was right. The entire outside flap (toward the cheek) opens up like a payload bay door on the Space Shuttle! Sorry... best description i can think of.
I am planning on calling to be seen ASAP. But I am wondering if I have to worry about this flap of gum "dying" and being lost for good! Would it regenerate at all? It doesnt just flop open as though its hanging on by a thread, but it doesnt resist much at all either. But I am worried about blood flow. For the moment, the color looks okay.
Any insight is appreciated.