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Painful Sore on Gum after Tooth Extraction
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An_224500 posted:
Hello -- about 4 weeks ago I had my lower wisdom tooth removed it was a partially bony extraction. Everything went well, and only minor pain followed. About a week an a half ago a small canker like sore developed on the gumline below the tooth extraction site. The sore grew into an ulcer and jawbone is now visible in the center of the ulcer. I returned to the Oral Surgeon and he advised that this happens sometimes due to the trauma of yanking out the tooth. He didn't seem too concerned and said it would heal over.

I was wondering if anyone has experienced this before and how long it took to heal? I am in agony over the constant pain of this ulcer. I'm going to my regular dentist next week for a second opinion as the pain is getting pretty annoying and at times unbearable. Thanks for any info!
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Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
Dear Anon_129716:
I hope that by now your extraction site has healed. If you still have the problem, you MUST go and have the site looked at. Exposed bone is not normal. It is an indication of problems. It might be due to systemic medication you are taking, or have taken in the past. It might be due to the procedure. In any case it has to be examined.
Please go and see your oral surgeon, or go to another one for a proper second opinion. Don't leave this be.
Best of luck,
Dr. Zev Kaufman