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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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After front teeth pulled out, feeling a small mass in one

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after front teeth pulled out, feeling a small mass in one area,
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: two weeks ago. swelling comes and goes, due to get dentures in a few weeks, it has been about 6 weeks since extraction.
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: I just feel a ball like object in one area
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Hegland replied 4 months ago.

Can you approximate the size of this mass, is it hard like bone or root or more soft and squishy? Does it cause you any pain?