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Gum Fistula Picture
Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?
See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
Molar tooth with crown has very obvious fistula pus tract where tooth and gum meet. No tooth pain. Not sensitive to hot/cold. See an endodontist or ?
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
Probing first: Diagnosing gum disease with X-rays alone is not sufficient and not accurate and provide insufficient data to treat it, probing gives a more accurate mapping of the gums surrounding the teeth (3 D), each tooth is probed in 6 different places, your best having the probing done if you want to get the treatment. As a specialist I, or my Hygienist, will not perform treatment unless We probe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Not sure...: I am not sure i understand your question. If there is an infection problem associated with a root canal procedure you had done i would call the dentist who performed the procedure to have it managed. If you have an infection and have not pursued care for it then i would call your dentist. A personal visual exam would provide you the best information for how to progress from here.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My molar had no mobility. Extracted due to failed flap surgery. Gum abscess. How common to loose this tooth's bony buccal wall via extraction trauma?
Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root Canaled Tooth Lesion: Does the term "lesion" refer to a space at root tip that bacteria has eaten into bone. Interchangeable word use?
See below: When a tooth is removed/extracted the socket is like an empty glass. It will partially fill with bone and partially with gum tissue - leading to incomplete healing. A bone graft/bone regeneration will stimulate the bone to more fully heal - filling about 96%+ of the socket/glass. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers