I was wondering what this bubble could be that is on my gum where a tooth was recently extracted. This was a very difficult extraction. This bubble seems to be getting larger and not going away. The bubble is not completely hard, but kind of feels like something is inside of it. What could this be?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - February - 2011, at 19:38 PM

  • If it is a piece of bone or root fragment, it will be hard to touch and will not be in form of bubble. Piece of bone or root fragment can do come to surface but only clinical exam by dentist can help to determine this.

  • Jason

    Jason 08 - February - 2011, at 13:34 PM

  • Could also possibly be a piece of bone or root fragment working its way to the surface after being made mobile during the extraction process.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - February - 2011, at 01:11 AM

  • From your symtoms it looks like that your extraction socket is infected and hence the bubble is there. You have not mentioned when the extraction was done. Ideally every thing should settle down with in a week to 10 days but as you have mentioned that it was difficult extraction then it may take longer. You can visit your dentist who can drain it if it is infected and put you on antibiotics. Till then you can do warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day and maintain very good oral hygeine. For more info on do's and don'tsafter tooth extraction you can visit the following link...http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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