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Gum Diseases

I have a hole in my gum.

08/15/2008

Question:

I have all my teeth out on bottom i just noticed I have a hole in gum ...will it heal it self? or do I need medicine?

Answer:

Fresh extraction sockets look like holes.  They should disappear with soft tissue maturation and resorption of the underlying bone.  This may take a couple of weeks.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University