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I had a tooth extracted 6 months ago after 3 years of complications ,two root canals on it and finally a tooth fracture. With flipper tooth and now temporary bridge I have pain and pressure if anything is touching the socket.Continued pressure on the socket leads to pain along the upper ridge of teeth to the jaw and ear. If i leave the teeth out after 1 hour or so all pain leaves. What is wrong? Thankyou

After 6 months of healing, the bone should be filled and no longer painful. There are a few reasons you could be experiencing pain, 1. The flipper needs adjustment because it is putting too much pressure on the area. 2. There is a bony spicule trying to work its way out of the gum tissue and is irritated by the pressure of the flipper. 3. There may have been a cyst or infection that is still causing pain.
All 3 of these issues require another visit to your dentist. Your dentist will evaluate the fit of the flipper, or determine whether an xray needs to be taken of the socket area.
I hope that your problem is resolved soon!


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Marielaina Perrone DDS


I am a Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentist. I am well versed in virtually all of dentistry including dental surgery, dental implants, endodontics, periodontal disease, cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental phobia treatment, etc. Essentially if it is dental related I can help. Cosmetic Dentist Henderson Nevada Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Las Vegas Dental Implants


I graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in 1997 with my D.D.S. degree and have been in private practice ever since. I currently maintain a private practice in Henderson, Nevada.


Dental School: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine 1993-1997 Post Grad: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1997-1998

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