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black and grey gum tissue after tooth extraction and bone graft surgery

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sharber
37 years experience Dentistry
Sounds normal: Seems normal postoperatively tissue may be tender for 2-4 wks continue to monitor and return if conditions turn worse
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not via computer: You need to be immediately evaluated by Dentist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon that did extraction. You may need additional treatment and/or antibiot ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sharber
37 years experience Dentistry
Possible dry socket : Possible dry socket or alveolitis should be checked out by your surgeon-- may be normal inflammation and healing but shouldn't be tasting bad your su ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible..: But any swelling or pain should be evaluated by your surgeon. Give them a call for an immediate follow up appointment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can't see: Can't see the area. Sometimes partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause severe bone loss. Sounds like your Dentist is being prudent. If you have any ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Not unusual: The trama from the extraction may loosen those teeth. The local swelling at the site may give them a little more room to move around. Small as it is ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Heal time: Approximately 2 weeks depending on your healing. If it is still sore give it another week.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone graft: Although I am not a dentist I do not believe so as a matter of fact a bone graft should be necessary only on very few occasions specially when the cav ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
17 years experience Dentistry
Can happen: Some of the buccal bone can break during an extraction. There are even times that the roots of the tooth are not even in bone on the buccal surface.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Al-Asadi
21 years experience Dentistry
Normal: Don't worry, it's normal. Make sure you complete all follow up visits prescribed by your surgeon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Anytime one experiences pain in their mouth, they should see a dentist to see what's causing it. It takes time for the socket and tissues to heal ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It will: But in certain circumstances, the buccal plate of bone collapses and then there is not enough width of bone to place an implant. Bone grafting helps p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience Prosthodontics
Varies: After an extraction the area will granulate in with tissue that looks sorta whitish grey. Once a blood supply is established, the tissue will begin t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Swelling, : Swelling, pain, and bone spicules, and even an infection are complications of this type of extraction. You did not specifically ask a question, but t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Re-evaluation: The surgical site should be re-evaluated by the dentist who extracted the tooth.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Glennon
32 years experience Dentistry
Not required...: If you want to support the gum tissue or for to support an implant in the future, then it's a good idea.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and Unlikely: While 7 months is a bit of a longer than usual time frame for a bony sequestrum to appear, it is certainly not unheard of. Local discomfort akin to sp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
48 years experience Dentistry
Possibly. But....: Did you replace the missing teeth? Why were the teeth removed? Bone grafting, if possible, will be of little use unless missing teeth are replaced.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an imp ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist. : Other than placing ice over the area, calling your dentist is the best suggestion i can offer.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
44 years experience Dentistry
Bone yes. Spot decay: Common for bony spicules to pop up following extraction and are a source of irritation than infection. Dr could pluck it out. Dark spot is on next too ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Healing: Each case is different regarding healing of an extraction socket and bone filling in. Some bone will fill in but the amount depends upon too many fac ... Read More
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