- Aug 8, 2019
A month ago I had a very sore back molar. I noticed a bump on my gum that made me go to the dentist. He sent me to a root specialist since that molar was a root canal tooth. It could not be saved so I was sent back to my dentist.. I then had the tooth extracted three weeks ago. The bump is still there. It's hard, very hard. The dentist at first said it's a boney growth.. the the root specialist said a sinititis? Then my hygienist called it a fistula.. so I'm beyond worried and confused. If it's a fistula the tooth extraction should have taken care of that right? I went to my dentist last week and he said it's healing fine. I don't like looking at my tooth extraction site but I did last night and saw the bump. It hasn't changed in size, color or feel. What is this thing?