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the gum facing my tongue on my lower left fully grown wisdom tooth has become loose, slight discomfort but only when messed with, thoughts?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: There might not be enough room for your wisdom tooth or it might not be fully erupted. See your dentist who after examining you and seeing a x-ray of the area will discuss the cause and help determine what treatment,if any, is needed.
Answered on Jul 26, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Bone loss: Gingival tissue that separates from the coronal portion of the tooth is often indicative of bone loss. Please see youyour dentist for further evaluation.
Answered on Jul 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.
Answered on Jul 26, 2015

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