Gums where wisdom teeth were removed after 2 years seem to be suddenly opening again.

I had my wisdom teeth out almost 2 years aago. And just earlier I had noticed that I tasted slight blood in my mouth. I came to realize that where I had my wisdom teeth removed it seemed like it was starting to open back up again. It's slightly swollen and sore and it stings. Cannot get picture with where it is at

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Answer: Wisdom teeth

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

It is very unusual that the extraction sites would reopen after so many years.  If this is only happening in one area, it may be a sign of a periodontal issue or it could be an issue with the tooth next to the extraction site.  Bleeding in the mouth if not from trauma is usually an indication that there is an infection or disease present and should not be ignored.  Schedule an appointment with your general dentist immediately or you can schedule a follow-up with the oral surgeon that treated you 2 years ago. 

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You need to seek the advice of a dental professional, preferably a periodontist or oral surgeon, who does this kind of work, and have him or her take an X-ray, either a CT scan or Panorex. The image should be not only of your teeth but also your jawbone. This will allow you to rule out any kind of infection, cyst, or problem at the extraction site that could account for the recurring swelling. It's possible that there's a problem with the tooth adjacent to the extraction socket. The tooth might have a cavity or need a root canal treatment, which would makes it feel as though it's affecting the socket area. 

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