A 25-year-old male asked:
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i have a broken tooth that got infected that i then pulled myself, seems like there is still a small piece left inside the gum. will this be an issue?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: You removed the broken piece, not the root. The infection has probably not been resolved, and the decay on that remaining piece will surely keep the area inflamed. You should really see a dentist to have the retained root properly extracted.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reed Day
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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotic: You probably need to see the DDS who pulled the tooth and check to see if it is infected.
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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See below: You didn't mention whether you saw a dentist and had the problem addressed. Antibiotic alone will not cure the problem.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Yes, it can: Teeth on the lower left side, as well as the teeth on the upper left side may be hypersensitive or just plain sore. After the extraction the area will ... Read More
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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
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See a dentist: If you can see bone/tooth and it hurts, you should probably have a dentist take a look at it. You are at risk for infection.
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