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hard white bump after the tooth extraction

By Matt 4/16/2010 7:56:09 PM
I had a tooth extracted over a month ago (tooth #30). I have seen an oral surgeon and been back to the dentist since and both said that everything looked fine. However, a few days after the extraction, I noticed a somewhat hard, small bump right outside of the extraction site. It is small, hard, kind of white, and hurts if I put pressure on it. Almost looks like a pimple or something. I am curious as to what this could be. I have considered returning to the dentist to have him check it out, but I was wondering if someone could help me identify what it could possibly be. Like I said, both doctors said everything looked fine, but the bump is small and they probably didn’t notice it. I would have mentioned it, but I assumed it would go away with time, and it has not. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 4/16/2010 7:56:09 PM

If the bump is hard and is not incresing in size and is painful only on putting the pressure then there is othing to worry. It can be the part of alvelar socket which is the bone around the tooth. but if it is really bothering you then you can see the dentist who can do the alveoplasty that is the rounding off of the bone. Normally with time it is resorbed. For more info on complicatons after tooth extraction you can visit the following link on our website........ http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx


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