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Growing Red Bump

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Winnie

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I had my second molar extracted 3 weeks ago. Simple extraction, no presumed infection, just super painful tooth. I didn't get a dry socket but my pain kept getting worse, so my dentist gave me 5 days of Clindamycin to see if it was maybe infected. After 3 days my pain pretty much subsided. I finished my antibiotic. However, I'm concerned because there is a bright red bump in my socket that keeps growing and is tender. Is this an indication of more infection or abnormal healing? I have a difficult time getting fully numb and I'm worried I'm going to need something else done to this. Thank you in advance for feedback.
 

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Gordon

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It's not an infection, looks like it might be a little bump of bone that's got some granulation tissue over it. Just keep it as clean as you're doing at the moment and it'll be fine.
 
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