2 weeks ago I had a root canal done on my right side, lower. Because I haven't yet had a crown put on, I have been avoiding eating on that side.. especially hard, tough or crunchy foods. One day, a few days ago, I started to notice a patch on the inside of my gum that was feeling really sore behind my upper back teeth on my left side (the side I've been preferring since my root canal). One of the teeth in that area had been pulled years ago and often food like chips will poke my gums in that voided area so my first thought was that I injured the gums in that spot. It hasn't seemed to get worse but it doesn't seem to be getting better either. Keep in mind that I still have 3 of my wisdom teeth and I was told some time ago that my upper wisdom tooth on that side pointed sideways instead of downward and would explain why it has never come down. The sore feels raw to touch even by way of my own tongue and from what I can tell looks white in color. Additionally, I've noticed a tiny, small, painless bump on my gum above another tooth towards the front of my mouth that has also been giving me grief, but this seemed more likely since it has bothered me for a while now. Bottom line..I've made a call to a dentist, but I am worried. I have to wait a week to be seen. Could anyone shed some light on what might be going on inside my mouth? Thanks!View Thread
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