A 50-year-old female asked:
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roots of a top tooth left in my top side gum and has caused infection after [email protected] pain side of palate. how wil they b removed ?

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Dr. Diane Stacey
44 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon: Please consult an oral surgeon to see if these roots can be removed. The removal of some roots on the top jaw can lead to sinus troubles and more complicated infections known as oroantral fistulas.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon: Would recommend seeing an oral surgeon asap. Unless the root tips are removed, the infection will continue to thrive and can spread.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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