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Post-extraction gum bump and soreness.

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Posted by: DanaB2810  (9 years ago)
I am a 51 year old female. I had a molar extracted (bottom left) about a week ago 10/15/12, and there is a lump or bump near the extraction site that is not going down. I went to see the oral surgeon a few days back and he advised to give it 2 more weeks to heal. Is it normal to have a bump there? Behind the bump is the extraction site, which is 90 percent closed or more. What should I do about this bump? Is it a piece of bone or normal gum repositioning? It feels sore too. Thanks.
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I am a 51 year old female. I had a molar extracted (bottom left) about a week ago 10/15/12, and there is a lump or bump near the extraction site that is not going down. I went to see the oral surgeon a few days back and he advised to give it 2 more weeks to heal. Is it normal to have a bump there? Behind the bump is the extraction site, which is 90 percent closed or more. What should I do about this bump? Is it a piece of bone or normal gum repositioning? It feels sore too. Thanks.

Hello,

If you touch it with your tongue and you feel something wrong or something sticks that is probably the bone. The bumps is absolutely normal. The extract is a huge trauma to the bone, so it takes time to heal. If you feel the same 2 weeks later, then get into contact with your dentist.

Contident Team from www.contident.com
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Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: DanaB2810  (9 years ago)
Thank you. It is now two weeks and somethin' doesn't feel right. It shouldn't be sore there and the bump is NOT part of my jaw bone. I think he will have to x-ray it. Nothing is poking through.
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Thank you. It is now two weeks and somethin' doesn't feel right. It shouldn't be sore there and the bump is NOT part of my jaw bone. I think he will have to x-ray it. Nothing is poking through.

Dear DanaB2810 ,

After an extract there's a bit of plenty blood in it's place. It's very important to keep it safely, don't remove it. Don't you washed it out? If you did, then go to your doctor. He'll open the wound again so the clotted blood can reform. After this step keep it really safely, don't harm it and everything will be all right. The wound will be healed.

Contident Team from www.contident.com
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Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: DanaB2810  (9 years ago)
I don't think you understand. The wound is closed. Its fine. The issue is there are bone chips that are not coming out. I am sure of this. Today it will be looked at to see what is going on. By the way...your replies are confusing. Your grammar is very poor.
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Dentist
I am a 51 year old female. I had a molar extracted (bottom left) about a week ago 10/15/12, and there is a lump or bump near the extraction site that is not going down. I went to see the oral surgeon a few days back and he advised to give it 2 more weeks to heal. Is it normal to have a bump there? Behind the bump is the extraction site, which is 90 percent closed or more. What should I do about this bump? Is it a piece of bone or normal gum repositioning? It feels sore too. Thanks.

Dear Dana,The gum heals faster than the bone. Wait for 30 days for the normal bone remodeling
Posted 9 years ago
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