Is this periodonititis?

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    So I had my lower wisdom tooth removed a month ago and developed dry socket which then closed up but then i developed this small pocket where the dry socket was and it does throb a little (its red but there no pus) and the gum around it hurts. Got it checked by two oral surgeons they said its part of healing but im not entirely convinced bwcause i still have mild pain and headache everyday. So is this periodontitis?
     

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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    As stated in my last post, removing lower wisdom teeth can be very traumatic and require a lot of healing time and effort. Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease where bone around the teeth are getting destroyed. Many times periodontitis does not hurt and people neglect their gums until severe bone damage/bone loss occurs. It is not because of the surgery.
     
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    I understand. Sorry I meant pericoronitis not perpdonitis.
     
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    Pericoronitis is usually gums surrounding wisdom teeth getting infected/inflammed. Your wisdom teeth are removed so the gums will be closing up. You can try over the counter numbing gels like Colgate Orabase.
     
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    Thanks so much for your reply. Ill try that :)
     
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