Tooth extraction not healed after 14 months

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I had my molar removed 14 months ago and it has still not healed, this molar was previously root canal about 2 years before removal.

I have seen a specialist who said it looked like a amalgam tattoo and so did a full skull X-ray and found nothing apart from a possible root left over but not from that extraction and instead from the wisdom tooth next to it. That wisdom tooth was extracted roughly 4 years ago. My question is , is it possible that a root from a different tooth many years ago is stopping this one from healing ? Or should I get another opinion before being cut open to have the possible root removed?



Also is it possible that this will heal naturally in time? and Would I be able to have partial dentures there in the mean time?
 

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I see no signs of inflammation or swelling. Looks like healed rolled tissue with a dark tinge, and prob an amalgam tatoo as specialist suggests. Is it giving you any problems? Do you have any Xrays to show us?
 

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I see no signs of inflammation or swelling. Looks like healed rolled tissue with a dark tinge, and prob an amalgam tatoo as specialist suggests. Is it giving you any problems? Do you have any Xrays to show us?
Sorry if this is a stupid question but if it’s healed rolled tissue , does that mean it is still fully healed ? Or can this cause complications such as increased infection etc due to it being rolled tissue, and will the hole eventually fill in completely?

It is not giving me any problems aside from just wanting partial dentures there as it’s difficult to eat due to the absent molars but I am unsure if dentures would be suitable in the current state?

Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the X-ray.

I am just concerned as my dentist referred me to the specialist as he had no idea what it was and I can find no pictures or anyone with the same thing as this online , the specialist upon first looking at it suggested an amalgam tattoo was the cause and was almost certain that would show on the X-ray.

After the X-ray comes back he says my socket is empty and he only notices possible root tip from my wisdom tooth extraction which is next to this and that was extracted around 4 years ago.

His next suggestion is to now get me in to have this root tip removed even though he states he has no idea if it will help, and if doesn’t help then to have a biopsy.
 

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Not a silly question. Just looks like tissue has healed lumpily, possibly due to a difficult extraction that left a lot of uneven scar tissue. Shouldn't really interfere with denture. If necessary, you could have it incised and the fresh wound edges aligned more smoothly with careful suturing.
 

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