My mom is now 74. She had her molar extracted Jul 29. She has been bleeding since. She went back to the same dentist to seek help on bleeding and dental just told her to be patient, the bleeding would stopped. Since the bleeding continued, we went back to the same office and have another dentist to take a look at it, this time the dentist referred us to a specialist. We went to see the specialist on Sep 4 and was told that the root of the molar is still inside and stop the wound from healing. In view of the time since extraction and my mom's age, the specialist referred my mom to have the root taken out in the hospital.
We are not sure when can the surgery take place and my mom's gum has swollened yesterday. She was given some anti-biotics to stop the wound from infection.
My question is: Is it ok to wait for the swollen gum to go away or could this mean the situation has got worse? What should we do next.
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