I had my bottom wisdom teeth extracted about 9 months ago and on the left side I'm feeling like a grove or indentation where the tooth was. I don't think the bone or gum has fully healed, but it's been 9 months! I'm a 37 yo male; could this be why it's taking so long and is it going to heal up anymore. Also is there some kind of test that can be done to determine if teeth have moved after an extraction
thanks for any help
[This message has been edited by articblue (edited 06-25-2002).]
You have my sympathy, I had a wisdom tooth removed when I was 35. Like you described, it took quite a while for the indentation in the gum to close up. I think that as we get older, it takes longer for our bodies to heal themselves.
As regards tests to discover if your other teeth have moved, I`d say go to your dentist if you have pain or problems. An X-ray would show up potential problems too. However, my [very good] dental surgeon told me that yes, teeth may shift a tiny bit over a period of time, depending how much room there is in the jaw to allow movement.
I hope this helps? Good luck - Yetta
I had my wisom teeth (all 4) pulled on June 7th. I had horrible swelling, I mean BAD for almost 2 weeks. My face was bruised and it was very painful. If you are experiencing ANY pain, call your sergeon! They have the most knowledge and if you are worried, just go to the office. You (or your insurance company) is paying this doctor's bills and that includes COMPLETE follow-up. My teeth are doing well now, except I don't have full use of my jaw yet, which is VERY scary.