Can't chew 2 weeks after extraction

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I had a molar out 3rd from the back, top right. Came out in one. The tooth next of the extraction site nearest the front of my mouth is still sore 2 weeks later. Can't chew on that side at all. The tooth hurts when I apply a little pressure with my tongue. Slightly red and swollen gums near the front right side of my mouth. Is this normal or is there damage to my tooth? No pain when not chewing, just a tight feeling.
 
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MattKW

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That's not unusual. Some people also get sensitivity in the adjacent teeth because the gum has been pushed back, but all this usually subsides within 4-6 weeks.
 

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Might be best to have a follow-up with your dentist. An x-ray might need to be taken to determine if it is possibly an unrelated issue to the extraction or perhaps damage caused during the extraction.
 

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