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Hello!
I got a tooth pulled 16 days ago. Two days ago it was checked by the guy occupying my dentists clinic. He said, everything heals well and the fistulŠ are improving. They also do not really hurt.
However, I wonder, why they are so hard:
As a layman, I would describe it as "the jaw bone is growing through the fistula". I suppose, that's nonsense. But what is that hard something inside?
Thank you for your support!!!
L.

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Your surgeon should really take a look at it. This could be a normal tissue and looks strange to you at this point. However after one week you really should not be seeing a hard bony swelling. It could also be an acute osteomyelitis if pus is coming out. Let them know if you develope fever.  

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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

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New York Dental Society Journal

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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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