Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Is it normal to have large bumps on my gums after a tooth extraction?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 780 Questions
In 2010 I had two root canals. The upper molar #16. The root canal didn't seem to take the tooth was continually problematic. I kept returning to my dentist and finally I took it upon myself to see an endodontist in 2013. The endodontist cut the roots of the tooth, but still I felt pain. I finally asked for the tooth to be extracted. Last week an oral surgeon extracted the tooth and placed a bone graft for a future implant. This happened 7 days ago. Antibiotics are done now; there is still pressure around the area. Today the bumps which I believe are fistula have appeared on the gum. Three large hard bumps Obote the extracted tooth and many small ones above the gums of my front teeth. Will this ever stop? Do I need to be worried about an infection in the bone? I also have a burning sensation on my tongue.
Posted Sun, 9 Feb 2014 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Dipti Singh 55 minutes later
Brief Answer: It can be a cyst which has formed due to infection Detailed Answer: Hello, XXXX Thank you for consulting with healthcare magic. This is Dr. Dipti Singh here to answer your query. As you are mentioning that you had this tooth infection since 2010 again in 2013 you went for endodontic treatment for the same tooth, but if the infection of the tooth was since 2 years may be it would have progressed from abscess to a cyst. And if it would have formed a cyst then the infection might have there even after extraction. According to me once you should visit the oral surgeon, get an OPG done as it is a full mouth x-ray, which will reveal the full infection and its area also, which will be helpful in treating the case. Yes the bump you are mentioning can be a fistula as in case of chronic infection the pus try to ooze out and forms an opening. Regards Dr. Dipti Singh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor