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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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!
1044 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
1042 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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