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    Thread: Swollen Gum After Extraction?

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      Default Swollen Gum After Extraction?

      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?

      Off topic, how do I go about thanking someone for their response? I notice that at the bottom of some responses, it will note that a user appreciates the post. I am very thankful for finding this board and have seen several responses to questions to which I can relate and, therefore, appreciate the informative responses.

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      Default Re: Swollen Gum After Extraction?

      Oh, we had extractions about the same time! Extraction buddies.

      I can also feel the edge of my gums against the inner cheek and I think it must be some residual swelling. The extraction sites are beginning to close up a little, but I'm definitely aware of everything on that side; sometimes I can even feel my tongue flip up over the gum. I'm guessing since you don't have any redness, it's probably healing normally.

      As for the other, there should be a little blue "thanks" button at the bottom of posts; if you click that, it thanks the poster for their comments.

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      Default Re: Swollen Gum After Extraction?

      reallyginny,
      Thanks for not only making me feel like I'm not alone in what I'm experiencing, but for the tip on thanking the poster.

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