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Gums separated from teeth after wisdom teeth extraction

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Posted by: emc3030  (10 years ago)
Dear Doctor, It's been roughly 12 days since my wisdom teeth extraction. While i was cleaning my teeth last night I realized that if I pull on my cheek a bit my gums will separate from two of my molars. If I had realized this sooner I would not have chewed with those two molars, but now I can feel food particles stuck in the small opening between my gums and my teeth. I tried everything to get the food out.. I can't reach it with a toothbrush, I tried flossing and using a Waterpik (Water Jet), nothing seems to help.

I'm trying to contact my oral surgeon and my dentist but their offices aren't open on the weekend. I'm worried that 1) the gum will reattach (heal) with the food particle inside 2) the food might cause an infection and or tooth decay if I don't get it out soon.

What can I do in this situation?

Your help is appreciated!
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Hi emc3030!

Don’t worry about it, even if your dentist removes the food scraps after some time, the gums will heal properly – like they were before.

All the best!
Liebe Grüße JB
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: enrique  (10 years ago)
Hello Emc3030,

I've been into this. There is no need to worry about as long as you do not have any discomfort. It will heal up in time.
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Posted by: ragde03  (10 years ago)
I think it is just a torn tissue from the extraction.