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Wisdom teeth and after surgery

I am a 23 year old male who had his wisdom teeth removed about2 1/2 weeks ago. Just recently I was able to open my mouth completely since the surgery and noticed that in the hole where my lower right wisdom tooth was removed there is bone exposed. Also when I drink certain things, whether they be hot, cold or sweet, that I experience a sharp pain in my jaw when it comes in contact with that area. I was told that after my surgery that I might feel some discomfort for a while afterwards. My questions are: 1. Is it normal for the bone to be exposed after the surgery?  2. Why am I feeling pain when I drink? and 3. Should I see someone about the tooth being exposed still?
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You should see the doctor for that problem.
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you should have it evaluated by an oral surgoeon. sometimes it is necessary to perform certain procedres to help the tissue cover the bone.
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