Strange abscess location

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Hello.

I have a very strange situation.

I had a wisdom tooth extracted a year ago due to pain, no problems for a year then suddenly developed big gum boil and had to have a root canal on the molar that was next to the wisdom tooth socket.

2 weeks later I noticed the abscess or the remnants of one still directly over the wisdom tooth socket.

2 dentists find the positioning of the lump very confusing as the dentist who did the root canal said she thought it went well and it isn't where she would expect an infection to surface on the gum.

Any clue what this could be before I have my molar Extracted? Are there any sinus or wisdom tooth removal complications that can cause this?
 
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Unfortunately I dont have any photos of when my wisdom tooth was extracted. I've taken a photo of the area where the "abscess" is located just behind my 2nd molar root canal
 

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Dr M

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Difficult to see clearly on the photo. The abscess might be related to the root canal or to a residual root of the wisdom tooth left behind. We would need an x-ray to comment more
 

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