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My son had his wisdom teeth pulled on June 5th. On the

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My son had his wisdom teeth pulled on June 5th. On the bottom cheek side there is what looks like a bony wall that is showing. It doesn't hurt and it is still under the gum. What should we do?
JA: Do you have any gum pain? Do you any discomfort in your jaw?
Customer: Nope. No pain at all.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 2 months ago.

Hi, is it possible for you to upload a photo of this "bony wall"?

Since there is no pain my initial guess would be that when the wisdom tooth was removed the bone surrounding the tooth was pushed or forced apart and not pushed back after the extraction. Seeing a photo would be great since I cannot visually check your son.

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Thank you.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I've attached a pic
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That's food in the back
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 2 months ago.

Looks like he ate well! LOL

He should be using a water pik device to help flush out ny debris that remains especially since he has braces!! Just a thought.

The photo actually looks quite normal and there is really no need to do anything further.

If you are concerned at all then just return to your Oral Surgeon and he can reassure you that everything is as it should be.

The expansion of bone during extractions and removal of some bone during extractions of wisdom teeth can result in what you are seeing but it is all considered normal. If there was exposed bone or any pain or swelling then he would need to return to the dentist.

Hope all this makes sense to you? If you need more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks. :)