i had a tooth in the top back of my mouth pulled last thursday and i'm having problems with my gums around that area. about 3-4 days ago i started to have a raw swollen spot on my gums and it hurts when food, liquids, or my tounge touches that spot. not sure what to do about it. do you think its an infection and maybe need an antibiotic or just gargle with salt water to make it go away. i do have a doctors appointment this week. pls help. thanks!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - March - 2009, at 10:09 AM

  • this happens on the extraction site if something hard while eating or bristles of the brush casue trauma. Keep doing warm saline rinses. If the pain is not acute then there is no need for antibiotics but be careful and do not eat anything hard from that side. Warm saline rinses have to be done 2-3 times a day and the area should be brushed very gently. For more do's and don'ts after tooth extraction you can read the following article in our website.. www.identalhub.com/article_do%27s-and-don%27ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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