I don't dare to poke the area with anything else other than my tongue, as I know I can do much more harm than good by prodding the tissue
too much. So does this sound like a possible infection / gum abscess
, or is it part of the normal healing process.
And yes, I do know not even the best-trained dentist can give me an answer without looking at it, but I just want a pointer as to whether it's time to make a dental appointment or if wait-and-see might be a better strategy. Thanks in advance!