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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Gum Ache

12/29/2009

Question:

i had a molar tooth out and i still get achin pains in my gums and side of my face its bin a week now since i had it out and still sore on my gums

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have a dry socket. It should get better in the next week or so. A question similar to yours has been previously addressed. The links below will connect you to that information. NetWellness may also have some general information available that you can access through our search feature. Feel free to write back if you still have questions or need an explanation.

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University