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Painful gum 2 months after molar extraction


robert hogan

Junior member
Jul 14, 2019
2 months ago i had a lower molar extracted after a failed root cannal treatment years before. It was done by an oral surgeon. All went well. During recovery i had to go back in to get to get some sharp pieces of bone shaved which surfaced through the gum. They where not fragments they where attached to my jaw bone. One month later i have the same problem again. It feels like a small ridge under the gum and is very painful. I am only eating soft foods and trying my best to leave it alone so it can heal on its own. I am anxious about going back to my oral surgeon and getting cut again but will if i dont get improvement soon. Has anyone out there had a similar experience? How long could this take to heal? Any comments or info would be appreciated.


Staff member
Verified dentist
Oct 25, 2005
Very annoying when that happens, my sympathies.
Unfortunately without actually seeing you, there is no easy way to predict how long it will take to get better on its own, could be weeks or could be longer.
Probably best to get your surgeon to take another look at it and advise.