I had lower right wisdom tooth and molar extracted about a week and-a-half ago. Jaw was sore to the touch a week after, but now everything feels normal, with the exception of the gum where the molar was. I keep feeling it against my inner cheek and when I look at it, it looks as if it could be swollen. However, it's not red, it's the same color as the rest of my gums. Is this just my imagination -- maybe it just feels weird because the tooth's gone? Is it possible that the socket got expanded and that's why I feel the gum against my cheek (whereas I don't feel the left side, where there is a molar, against my inside cheek)? Btw, I am 49 if that makes any difference. I'm going back to the dentist in September to get an upper wisdom tooth and molar extracted. Should I just wait and bring it up to him then since it isn't red or hurting, so I don't think the gum is infected?
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