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Gum Problems behind back molar, flap of skin/gum lifts up

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Gum Problems behind back molar, flap of skin/gum lifts up

This morning, I woke up and something in the side of my mouth didn't feel right. I felt around with my teeth and I could feel a hunch of flesh, like a flap that I could lift up with the tip of my tongue. It was behind my left back molar, where I used to be able to feel the scar left by my wisdom teeth being pulled. I think I might have torn the gum behind my left back molar when I was flushing in a hurry or picking at my teeth with a fingernail, but I'm not really sure what happened.

I'm in my 30s and had my wisdom teeth pulled years and years ago so it's not wisdom teeth popping up.

I don't have dental insurance so I'm left wondering if it will heal on its own or if it's serious.

Any help?

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: Gum Problems behind back molar, flap of skin/gum lifts up

rinse with warm salt water (1teasp with 6 oz of warm water) and add 1 capfull of hydrogen peroxide the salt and water....hold the warm mix in your mouth little by little on the side that is this for a few days... if not ok in a week go see the dentist... you may have something burried in the gum or an infection he will have to see to.... dont worry...

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