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My gum got detached from injury. I got Nincort Oral Gel for healing. Should I avoid this gel from touching my 2mm exposed root? Will my gum grow back?
Will not grow back: Your gum will not grow back on its own. Please see a Periodontist (gum specialist) for a procedure to repair it. Failure to do so may result in a lifetime of problems. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today I noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should I be worried?
Probably no concern: In the absence of pain or tenderness there is probably no concern. Healing from extractions starts in the bottom of the socket and works up to the top. The "flaps" are probably just unsupported tissue that will attach when the healing works up to the top of the socket. ...Read more
After cleaning my teeth due to tartar I have a slight detached gum and gap between teeth. Is it normal or I need to worry.
It is normal: During deep cleaning, instruments are used to remove plaque and to eliminate the source of infection. As a result, discomfort and swelling are usually experienced few days after the procedure. It is important to continue to brush the margin of your gums twice a day with a soft toothbrush and floss. The gums will have a chance to recover back to normal. ...Read more
Sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, kinda not intact or detached gums in middle incissors after the last brace adjustment. Had braces for many years. Help?
Ask Provider: There are a few reasons possible the most common for someone with braces is a need for improved home care. If you haven't for some time, go see your dentist and get a good cleaning. You could also have increases inflamation from the tooth movement. Still clean clean clean. Rinse with warm salt water and continue to scrub. You may benefit from a prescription mouthwash as well. ...Read more
I have a problem with my tooth. My gum has seemed to detach from around my tooth. It is almost coming up to cover my tooth. And the pain is horrible, I can't even eat.
Gingival Growth: You should immediately call a periodontist to have not only that tooth but your entire mouth evaluated. Since the pain is horrible you cannot wait. The problem may be localized or it may be present throughout your entire mouth. ...Read more
I find the rubber dental gum stimulator to have a pointed and tough tip. I do not want to detach the bottom of my gum pockets with its pointed tip.?
The side of the tip: Use the side of the rubber tip and not the point. Most patients think that the point is supposed to go into the pocket or take the food out. It is the side of the tip as it rubs and stimulates the gums that does the job, and not the tip. If you use it properly, you will be fine. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist to demonstrate to you how to use it correctly. Use it at a 45 degree angle. ...Read more
My gum on my upper first molar got detached from injury by a brutal dental assistant when taking impression. Will it grow back & reattach to the tooth?
Most likely: And I'm confident that the assistant did not mean to injure you. These thing happen sometimes. Your dentist should be monitoring the injury and advising you on the healing progression. ...Read more
It can't: A crown is a durable covering made of porcelain or metal placed over a tooth to strengthen the tooth due to decay, fracture, breakage, etc. There has to be a usable amount of tooth for the crown to be adhered to. The edge or margin can be placed just below the gum line but a crown cannot sit on just gums. Crowns are cemented or bonded to the existing tooth. ...Read more
Depends: All depends on what has caused it to deteriorate. See the specialist - the Periodontist- for examination and diagnosis and causative factor determination. Then discuss your options. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal.
If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease, it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, . Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more
14 to 28 days: Given no infection, gum reattached in 14 days, with epithelial crosslinks (for toughness) in 28 days, after which it would be strong enough to withstand normal occlusal function and trauma. ...Read more
Gum Grafts on NHS: Depends on your provider. Ask for pre- approval for any procedure. They should tell you what your out of pocket expense will be. Just ask. Sometimes they can only give an estimate. But it should be close. Gum grafts work. Everyone likes the good result. Best. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the gums are healing from. Most of the superficial exterior gum healing occurs within 6-8 weeks following gum surgery. However, changes in the deeper gum tissues continue to occur for many months. If your gums are not healing, whatever the cause, I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Yes: It can lead to things like TMJ. ...Read more
Possible: Not sure of what you already tried and you should ofcourse see your docs before you take antyhing but...If not already in therapy with behavioral modification techniques you should be. Pharmacologic treatments include ssri meds, these treat anxiety and reduce picking, n--acetyl cysteine, topiramate, Clonidine all have been used as well. Talk to your drs about the risk, benefits and altrenatives. ...Read more
Several: Discoloration of the gums or gingiva can be due to melanin, a pigment in the body that produces color in the skin, eyes, etc. Amalgam (silver filling material) can produce an amalgam tattoo when it gets into the gums. Some or the older metals that were used for crowns and bridges can also cause some discoloration of the gums. ...Read more
In very rare: Situations - massive quantities of swallowed gum has caused bezores. ...Read more