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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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I just got a tooth pulled on left lower jaw. the bone is

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i just got a tooth pulled on left lower jaw. the bone is sticking out and the gums are open . what do I do and how long can I leave it like this without risk such as infection . I have a compressed fracture in my back so I cant go back to dentist and sit for any procedure .
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

How long ago was the tooth extracted? Do you have any swelling? These sockets take six weeks to close and they heal from the bottom up.Can you upload a picture of this area? Many people think that their sockets look abnormal but the appearance of a fresh extraction socket can be confusing.

Expert:  Dr. Katz replied 1 year ago.

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