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Had removal of wisdom teeth. Loose gum tissue exposing red tissue. Something to worry about?

I got all four wisdom teeth removed 8 days ago. One was a difficult removal. (She had to cut it in haf etc) I didnt get stitches. Today I noticed the gum tissue on the side of the molar in front of the exrraction site has as only what I can describe is loose gum tissue I can put my fingernail between the gum and tooth and pull it down a little ways. Exposing red tissue. Is this something to worry about?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there...since it has already been 8 days following the removal do not worry about the red tissue what you see...It is the granulation tissue that fills up the socket and since the tooth removal has been carried out, the marginal gingiva would appear little erythematous... stop middling the gum, there...That would result in infection...It would take 15-21 days for the entire mucosal covering.
Dont worry about that.....You can use a gum astringent if you find your gum to be swollen and continue with warm saline rinses...
In case you have pain with any discharge that tastes bitter or salty, consult your doctor for clinical evaluation and management....
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth extraction is a bit complicated surgical procedure.
Ideally you should have got sutures placed in that tooth where incision was given.
Even now nothing much to worry about.
What you are experiencing is just part of gingiva which will heal itself within 15-20 days.
You just need to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Do betadine gargles twice a day.
Continue your medications.
Consult your dentist for further query.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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