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A 49-year-old female asked:

wisdom teeth extracted already 10 years ago, i believe it has left behind a small piece of tooth, and my gland is swollen and gum inflammed, should i?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes you should: See a local dentist to determine whether or not a small piece of tooth was actually left. That may or may not be the case. There are a number of other possibilities as well. Swollen glands and inflamed gums are two reasons to have this evaluated as soon as possible!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See expert: May have gum disease. See your Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist may be prudent. "Small piece of tooth" may be a spicule of bone.

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