Swelling of gums 4th day after molar extraction.


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Good evening.
I had my first upper molar extracted on 21st August.
It was quite a long procedure as the tooth needed surgical bisecting to remove it plus gum required cutting and a dissolvable stitch put in.
This evening on 25th August I've noticed a feeling of swelling in the gum above the extraction site and the teeth in front and behind it. The gum that sits over the jawbone area. It feels like it is pressing a bit against the inside of my cheek.
Is this to be expected? I didn't get any noticeable swelling until now.
Many thanks.
 
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Dr M

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Good day

Usually a bit of swelling can be expected after a surgical extraction. If there is no severe pain, just keep the area clean and undisturbed, and allow for normal healing to take place.
 
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