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Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
Lightly bumped front tooth w/weddingband. Used flashlight from under tooth. See horizontal line middle of tooth! Can't feel w/ nail. Craze line? 63yo
Probably: Lightly bumping your tooth with wedding ring unlikely to cause much damage. Seen it chip an edge of tooth. However, due to your age , you probably have numerous wear and damages including craze lines in the enamel. The light reflecting thru the tooth may make these obvious. We use the light to examine the teeth in a similar fashion. Not likely a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: Better flossing is always the gold standard for great oral care. Now, can increased flossing result in gums growing back? It all depends on how much gum tissue has receded and how much of the tooth shows. You should see a dentist to get an evaluation of your teeth, then he can discuss ways to get your gums to look the best way they can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?
That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants. The procedure is relatively successful in competent surgical hands, proper case selection and with patient cooperation. ...Read more
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
Tooth decay & broke leaving only 2 small pieces & root. Gum grew over. Now holes i'm gum where pieces are. Pain. What will dentist do? Will it hurt?
Could be many things: Is it a newly formed lesion or color? Did you just notice it? Is it everywhere. Or just around one or couple of teeth.?......It could be as simple as just pigmentation of your gums (if you are an african-american), or could be a leakage of a filling material under the gums (called amalgam tattoo). In any case you shuld check it with your dentist, & he/she may refer you to a periodontist. Good luck. ...Read more
Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.
Proper exam: you need to do your homework and find the right place to go to,an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition,weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?
Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied. If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unlikely. : If the looseness of the tooth, or teeth, are due to loss of bone supports around them, I am afraid that's the gum graft would be the last thing that you would need. The reason behind the looseness of the tooth or teeth needs to be established first. Gum grafts are mainly geared toward repair or regeneration of the gum tissues around the recessed teeth. They will not repair the bone ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers